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Elevated blood pressure may not predict early death in those with weak grip strength

In the journals A study of almost 7,500 men and women ages 65 or older suggests that among those with weak grip strength, elevated blood pressure does not serve as a sign of a high risk of early death. Grip strength is a commonly used measure to assess frailty in older individuals. The research, published online March 17, 2017, by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, measured the participants’ grip strength and blood…

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