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1 in 3 in blood pressure risk.

ONE in three British adults has high blood pressure, research has found.

The study screened 4,695 over-18s in the UK, of whom 1,583 (33.7%) had high blood pressure and 21.8% had it under control.

The findings, released to mark World Hypertension Day today, come from a global screening study involving more than 1.5 million people, carried out by the International Society of Hypertension. Chief investigator Prof Neil Poulter, of Imperial College London, said: "The simplest way to save lives is to get people's blood pressure checked."

The ISH runs May Measurement Month, which aims to screen as many people as possible for the condition, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 17, 2019
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