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Exercise can lower blood pressure

Exercise can lower blood pressure

Reducing your weight by just 10 pounds may be enough to lower your blood pressure. Losing weight can help to enhance the effects of high blood pressure medication and may also improve other risk factors, such as diabetes and cholesterol.






Review Date: 7/3/2011
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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