Fighting fit: Lifestyle change works for hypertension

Following the program led to dramatic reduction in the need for antihypertensives

Overweight patients with hypertension showed significant blood pressure improvements within 16 weeks of following an exercise and healthy dietary program, research finds. 

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Most of those who undertook the lifestyle changes would no longer be in the range eligible for antihypertensive medication, according to the findings presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions.

US researchers examined the effects of the DASH diet alone, and in