Eating out 'raises risk for high blood pressure'

April 13, 2015 3:02 PM

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In hypertension, the greater the force of blood pushing up against the walls of the blood vessels, the harder the heart has to pump, which can lead to heart failure and heart attack. People with hypertension are also at increased risk for kidney failure, aneurysm and stroke.

About 70 million adults and 2 million children in the US are affected by hypertension.

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