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Blood pressure creeping up? How to bring it down without drugs

Lifestyle changes may reduce your need for pills. For most of us, as the years increase, so does our blood pressure. By age 60, almost 65% of Americans will have high blood pressure. Although men are more likely to develop high blood pressure between ages 45 and 55, women are at greater risk after 65. Yet high blood pressure isnít an inevitable fact of later life. Itís possible to slow the processes…

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