Prehypertension in young people a risk for later heart problems

07/15/2008 | Forbes

A new study found young adults ages 18 to 30 with prehypertension were more likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries later in life, which may be linked to atherosclerosis and a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke. The researchers said medical providers should pay attention to prehypertension in young people and recommend lifestyle changes -- such as exercise, diet and quitting smoking -- to improve heart health in these patients.

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