How important is it to lower blood pressure and cholesterol?
How important is it to lower blood pressure and cholesterol? New findings show that even modestly lower LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure have the potential to “dramatically reduce” a person’s lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study analyzed risk-factor data from over 100,000 individuals, for the increased risk of a variety of vascular events. They found that subjects with either lower LDL cholesterol or lower systolic blood pressure had approximately half the risk, while this risk dropped by 86% for those who had both lower cholesterol and blood pressure. These results confirm that cardiovascular disease is largely preventable, and suggest focusing especially on long term lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol for prevention.“‘Multiplicative’ Benefit of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure-Lowering on Cardiovascular Risk,” www.alphagalileo.org, August 29, 2016.
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