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Until just a few decades ago, raised blood pressure was regarded as a benign and natural process of ageing that did not warrant treatment.

Patient having blood pressure taken © Nasir Hamid / OU Images

Professor Kazem Rahimi, Director of the George Institute comments in the Lancet that effective control of raised blood pressure requires collaborative, multi-sectoral, national efforts to improve implementation of available evidence. The failure to tackle this issue more decisively will come at a high cost, particularly to disadvantaged individuals and societies.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (NDOG) website)