(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- High muscular strength reduces mortality rates in men with high blood pressure, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Carolina.
The authors of this latest study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, followed men over the age of 40 with high blood pressure for about 18 years and found that those who had higher muscular strength were at 34-percent lower risk of death due to any cause, compared to those of lesser muscular strength.
One of the study's authors advises that all middle-aged men with high blood pressure start doing more yard work or some light weightlifting to build strength and go beyond aerobic exercise to try to reduce long-term mortality risk.
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