If you don’t have high blood pressure, you probably know someone who does. HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says its survey data show about one quarter of adults have it. AHRQ also says about three quarters of them were overweight, obese or morbidly obese, while only 15 percent of adults with normal weight had high blood pressure.
“AHRQ data show adults who exercise vigorously for 30 minutes or more at least three times a week are one third less likely to have high blood pressure,” says AHRQ’s director, Dr. Carolyn Clancy.
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