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the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels

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Single measurements of blood pressure aren't that important and the need for treatment is decided after taking the average of repeated blood-pressure measurements.
Whelton, MD, of Tulane University, the results are consistent with previous findings that roughly one-third of older hypertension patients can avoid blood-pressure medication by similar dietary changes.
In fact, he notes, this diastolic-pressure drop is roughly equivalent to what has been observed in some adults who follow a low-fat, heart-healthy diet or who take blood-pressure medicine.
Mann and his co-workers fitted 177 people suffering from untreated hypertension with small blood-pressure monitors.
No longer recommended are the mass blood-pressure screening programs that helped reduce the incidence of stroke in the United States, because most people now have their blood pressure checked in routine exams.