New High Blood Pressure Guideline

Do you have high blood pressure?  

Based on the new guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, it is estimated that the approximately 46% of the population will now have a diagnosis of elevated blood pressure or hypertension. The new guideline is 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90.  The greatest impact is expected to be among men and women younger than 45 years old. 

The new guideline lowers the definition of high blood pressure to account for complications that can occur at lower numbers and to allow for earlier detection and intervention. A proper diet is an essential non-drug approach to lowering blood pressure.

Contact Julie Costanzo RD, LD at Nutrition 365,  www.nutrition365nh.com for your individualized nutrition plan.