Monday, 19 November 2007

Older patients with hypertension less likely to receive lifestyle advice

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It's sad to hear that a new study concluded that older Americans are less likely than younger patients to receive lifestyle guidance if hypertension is in the picture.

Why on earth would doctors not want to suggest preventative measures to patients over 60 who have high blood pressure from making changes to lower it? Isn't there an oath in there somewhere that's being neglected here?

Over 28,000 adults were surveyed here before the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research team came up with their conclusions.


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