Sunday, August 5, 2012
Higher Blood Pressure May Be Better For Frail, Elderly Individuals.
HealthDay (7/17, Mann) reports, "Frail, elderly people with high blood pressure may live longer than their peers with lower blood pressure," according to a study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Investigators "linked data from the nationwide health surveys in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 to US National Death Index data through December 2006." The researchers found that "frail seniors with higher blood pressure levels were 62 percent less likely to die during the study period when compared to their counterparts with lower blood pressure levels."