Blood Pressure Pill Action Urged

Everyone aged 55 and over should be taking drugs to lower their blood pressure, a London-based expert says. Epidemiology expert Professor Malcolm Law said blood pressure drugs cut the risk of heart attack and stroke even for those with normal blood pressure. His conclusion, published in the British Medical Journal and backed by other experts, is based on a review of 147 studies, involving 464,000 people. However, the Stroke Association warned the drugs could have side-effects.

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