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Brief extract from an Article in the Telegraph.
Up to half the adult population should be offered cheap blood pressure pills to cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes, an Oxford University study has concluded. Cardiologists called for an “urgent review” of NHS guidance, saying the widespread use of such drugs could save millions of lives.
Each 10mmHg drop in systolic pressure was found to reduce the risk of heart attack by one fifth, stroke by one quarter, and death from all causes by 13 per cent.
Researchers behind the Lancet study said pills should now be doled out to millions more middle-aged Britons, regardless of their current blood pressure levels.
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