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No benefit to treatment for low-risk mild hypertension, analysis suggests

No benefit to treatment for low-risk mild hypertension, analysis suggests

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Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A study in Britain found no benefits to prescribing drugs for patients with low-risk mild hypertension, contrary to U.S. medical groups' new guidelines. Researchers from the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and the University of Birmingham came to that conclusion after studying the records of 38,286 patients collected over 15 years. The findings were published Monday in Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. It is measured in millimeters of mercury, based on the systolic pressure, or the pressure when ventricular contraction occurs ...
Researchers find same hormone plays role in diabetes, hypertension

Researchers find same hormone plays role in diabetes, hypertension

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Increased levels of a hormone already linked to hypertension also might play a significant role in the development of type 2 diabetes, especially among certain racial groups, according to a study. Researchers at Ohio State University's College of Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center studied whether the hormone aldosterone, which is produced by the adrenal gland, isn't limited to hypertension. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Hypertension is common among patients with diabetes and is a strong factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, heart failure and microvascular complications, according to the American Diabetes Association. "I looked into this as a promise to my father. He had high levels of aldosterone th...