Pre-high blood pressure can increase stroke risk, study finds

March 12, 2014

120 over 80 is considered ideal. For anything higher than 140 over 90, your doctor may prescribe medication.

If the number is just a little over normal, you have what's called "pre-high blood pressure."

Until now, doctors haven't been concerned about it. But researchers in China revisited past studies involving nearly 800,000 people and found those with pre-high blood pressure were 66 percent more likely to suffer a stroke.

What can you do? Consume less salt and exercise more.

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