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Lifestyle influences on blood pressure

Sunil Nadar

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0005

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Lifestyle influences on blood pressure

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Lifestyle affects the blood pressure to a large extent. A so-called Mediterranean diet or DASH diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables helps keep the blood pressure down. High salt intake and low potassium intake also lead to high blood pressure. Obesity and lack of physical exercise is a major risk factor for hypertension. Alcohol if taken in excess can lead to hypertension. Lifestyle changes can help reduce blood pressure.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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