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Who is at risk for prehypertension?

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Nearly half of all adults older than age 18 have prehypertension or hypertension, as measured by average of two or more readings at two or more doctor's visits.

According to the American Heart Association, 59 million people in the U.S. have prehypertension.

People with prehypertension may have a greater risk for other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. These risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes -- are seen more in people with prehypertension than in those with normal blood pressure.

From: Prehypertension: Are You at Risk? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "Prehypertension Triples Heart Attack Risk," "How Do I Follow a Healthy Diet."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?"  "Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH."

Hypertension : "AHA Scientific Statement: Dietary Approaches to Prevent and Treat Hypertension."

The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, , 2003;  vol 289: p 2560. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by James Beckerman on January 14, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: "Prehypertension Triples Heart Attack Risk," "How Do I Follow a Healthy Diet."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?"  "Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH."

Hypertension : "AHA Scientific Statement: Dietary Approaches to Prevent and Treat Hypertension."

The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, , 2003;  vol 289: p 2560. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by James Beckerman on January 14, 2017

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