Study: One in three have high blood pressure as obesity rates soar

08/24/2004 | USA Today · MSNBC

As many as one in three adults have high blood pressure, according to government researchers. The figure is an increase from about one in four a decade ago. The number was dropping two decades ago, but experts say the rising rate of obesity is causing the increase in people with high blood pressure, raising their risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

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