• Antihypertension medications more effective than exercise at lowering systolic BP

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    Across all populations, patients who only received antihypertension medications had greater systolic BP reductions than those who only engaged in structured exercise regimens.
    Also, in patients with hypertension, medications and certain exercise regimens had the same impact on the patient's systolic BP.
    Both results stem from a meta-analysis recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
    New guidelines will likely increase the number of patients diagnosed with hypertension, Huseyin Naci, PhD, MHS, of the department of health policy at London School of Economics and Political
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