Facebook

Twitter

iTunes

RSS

HEAR THIS HOUR'S UPDATE
« Dogs Detecting Cancer? It's in the Breath, Experts Say | Main | Death Rates Drop for High Blood Pressure Patients »
Monday
Apr252011

Middle Aged with High Blood Pressure? Start Building Muscle

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(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.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

References (4)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Middle Aged with High Blood Pressure? Start Building Muscle - Health News - ABC News Radio
  • Response
    NFL is truly 1 of the biggest sports in America. It has a important following.
  • Response
    Response: build chest muscle
    Middle Aged with High Blood Pressure? Start Building Muscle - Health News - ABC News Radio
  • Response
    Response: Fetisch Telefonsex
    Middle Aged with High Blood Pressure? Start Building Muscle - Health News - ABC News Radio

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>