High blood pressure: Why you can have hypertension without being overweight

High blood pressure: Why you can have hypertension without being overweight
 

Hypertension affects 16 million people in the UK, while over half of those - roughly seven million - remain undiagnosed.
The condition accounts for 60 per cent of all strokes and half of all heart attacks in the UK.
There are certain risk factors that place people more at risk.
According to the British Heart Foundation, this includes not doing enough physical activity, having too much salt in your diet, regularly drinking too much alcohol or having a family history of high blood pressure. 
However, it’s also particularly associated with being overweight or obese.
Indeed, a study by the... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Health, Views: 53
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