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Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.

Senior citizens consuming diet rich in olive oil have lower risk of developing stroke, compared to those who do not. For five years, French researchers at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France studied more than 7,000 people over 65 residing in three cities, Bordeaux, Dijon and Montpellier.