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  • The risk associated with body weight started to increase from a BMI of 25.0, but this increased risk was not seen in participants with BP less than 120/80 mm Hg. In contrast, in participants with even moderately increased BP (pre-hypertension or hypertension), there was a progressive increase in the risk for kidney disease with increasing BMI suggesting an almost 6-fold increased risk in participants with a BMI greater than 35.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Obesity Makes Kidneys More Vulnerable to Blood Pressure

  • It's not just diabetes, it's pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension, pre-alzheimers ... you get the drill.

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  • Another 59 million are on the brink, with blood pressure hovering at levels officially deemed pre-hypertension.

    Report: High blood pressure neglected in U.S.

  • All had pre-hypertension or low-grade hypertension, but were otherwise healthy despite not having exercised regularly in the previous two years.

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  • The program also recommends these changes for people with "pre-hypertension," meaning blood pressure that's above normal but not yet in hypertensive range (120-139 for the top, or systolic, number, and 80-89 for the bottom, or diastolic, number).

    Erin N. Marcus, M.D.: 9 Essential Steps for Regulating Your Blood Pressure (PHOTOS)

  • When she turned fifty, her doctor informed her at an annual physical that her blood pressure was in a pre-hypertension state and that medications should be considered.

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  • "The importance of identifying a core set of risk factors such as pre-diabetes and diabetes, pre-hypertension and hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity cannot be overstated," said Dr. Robert H. Eckel, president of the AHA.

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  • M. O'BRIEN: A new study says pre-hypertension can triple your risk of a heart attack.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2005

  • Now in between that range is something called pre-hypertension.

    CNN Transcript Sep 8, 2004

  • As you can tell, Miles, that leaves a gray area in between, which is called pre-hypertension.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2004


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