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150.000 people a year have a stroke in the UK

September 17, 2012  |  CATEGORIES: Number of the day

From Westfield Health comes the Blood Pressure: Know your numbers infographic, showing how serious the situation is in the UK. According to the infographic, around 150.000 people a year have a stroke, and 1/3 dies as a result.

Blood Pressure: Know your numbers

(image: Westfield Health)

From the blog post:

High blood pressure puts strain on your heart and increases your likelihood of developing health problems in the future. It is one of the most common causes of heart attacks and strokes, and is also a risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease and dementia. One in three people in the UK have high blood pressure even though just a few simple steps can help combat it. By checking your blood pressure, exercising regularly and reducing the amount of salt in your diet you can significantly lower your blood pressure and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Check out the full infographic here.

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