In fact, taking medication for one month to control high blood pressure helped study participants to live about one day longer.
It adds up.
Those who start taking medication at an early age, such as 40, could live a few more years, according to researchers.
The study, published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to prove that treating high blood pressure extends a person’s lifespan.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 patients with high blood pressure. Their average age was 72.
Source: National Institutes of Health, Journal of the American Medical Association
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