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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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5. Risky business

A look at the risk factors and how to strike them off your personal checklist.

You look both ways and listen for traffic when crossing the road to reduce your risk of ending your days. Are you doing the same for your blood pressure?

You’ve heard those adverts on the radio? Usually they are about investing or spending money in one way or another. You know, the ones where the voice at the end speaks really quickly, and says something about ‘the value of your investments going down as well as up’. Well, health can be a risky business too. The health equivalent would be ‘your blood pressure is at risk if you eat too much salt, eat too much fat, eat too much sugar, drink in excess of recommended safe alcohol amounts, spend more ...

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