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Who is most likely to develop high blood pressure?

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People likeliest to develop high blood pressure include:

  • People with family members who have high blood pressure
  • Smokers
  • African-Americans
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who take birth control pills
  • People over the age of 35
  • People who are overweight or obese
  • People who are not active
  • People who drink alcohol excessively
  • People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt
  • People who have sleep apnea

From: Causes of High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

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