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Taking Blood Pressure Meds

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 09:26 AM

Important research shows you can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke with no effort or added expense — just take your blood pressure medication at bedtime.

In a study of 661 patients with hypertension and kidney disease, researchers at Spain’s University of Vigo, in Galicia, examined the impact of dosage timing on blood pressure medications. The subjects were divided into two groups: One group took their blood pressure medications in the morning; the other group took them at bedtime.

This study, which was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, demonstrated that people who take their medication at bedtime had better controlled blood pressure, and reduced their risk of heart disease and stroke by 50 percent.

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