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    BP Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks
    atti_editor posted:
    "A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure."

    Read the news story above for more information on what researchers found.

    How closely do you manage your blood pressure?
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    brunosbud responded:
    If you're paranoid as I am, you'd suspect that a pharmaceutical company, one that makes BP meds, funded this asinine study. My question is a simple one: it's well established that daily exercise and a healthy diet reduces high blood pressure and vastly improves blood sugar regulation. So, what do you think we're "missing" in life if we suffer both these conditions? Is it blood pressure meds? Or, is it healthy lifestyle basics?

    Thank goodness most people aren't paranoid like me.
    An_255018 responded:
    I check by blood pressure and fasting blood glucose readings before eating or drinking anything each morning.

    Most Type 2 Diabetics are put on an ACE inhibitor which keeps blood pressure at a healthy number plus protects the kidneys.

    I must says that I agree with bronosbud. This study is most likely not independent and sponsored by a pharmaceutical company that makes blood pressure medications. I believe that these companies are more concerned with their profits than our health.

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