Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Common sense department: Eat your vegetables, take your meds

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As your mother said: Eat your vegetables.

Now, here's another, from health professionals: Take your medicine.

Check out this recent research about how not taking preventive meds is linked to fatal strokes:
Patients noncompliant with their antihypertensive and statin therapies had 7.43-fold ... increased risk of stroke death compared with people adherent to both, Kimmo Herttua, PhD, of the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg, and colleagues reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Taking one of the two medications but not the other lowered their risk of fatal stroke but didn't eliminate it compared with taking both, said the investigators.

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