High blood pressure affects around 20% of American adults, a statistic cited by the CDC. The fact that high blood pressure is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, the top killer in America, makes this number quite worrisome. The American Heart Association has released fresh statistics showing that 75% of those who survived a heart attack or stroke also had high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), which is closely related to high blood pressure.
Many people don’t know this, but there is one dietary habit that cardiologists warn is particularly harmful for blood pressure; eliminating it might add years to your life, says Karishma Patwa, MD, a cardiologist with Manhattan Cardiology and contributor to LabFinder.com. Read the article.