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Pump up your hypertension prevention

December 9, 2014

One in three UK adults have high blood pressure and the condition is costing the NHS more than £2billion a year. Linked with stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia and chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure is a major cause of premature death and disability.

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ARE YOU DOING ENOUGH TO CURB CHOLESTEROL?

November 2, 2014

High cholesterol is a common - and potentially serious - problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help, as Lisa Salmon highlights Our bodies need cholesterol, and we actually produce it naturally. However, as we all know, having too much of it can also cause huge health problems. Around six in 10 UK adults have raised cholesterol, which can lead to fatty material building up in artery walls, narrowing them and causing cardiovascular problems, including heart disease and strokes.

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