'Prehypertension' boosts stroke risk, research says

March 12, 2014 8:02 PM

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'Prehypertension' boosts stroke risk, research says

Lifestyle changes are needed when blood pressure rises above ideal levels, experts agree.

People with prehypertension — blood pressure that is above ideal levels but not high enough to be called hypertension — have a significantly increased risk of stroke, according to a new study that reinforces previous findings.

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