Blood pressure high? Control LDL

Most of the 70 million Americans with high blood pressure need more help lowering their cholesterol levels, nationwide data reveal.

More than 75% of people with high blood pressure have high LDL cholesterol levels. But less than a third of people with these two heart disease risk factors keep both under control, an analysis of national survey data shows. The study, led by Dr. Brent Egan of the University of South Carolina, was published in the journal Circulation.

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