A meta-analysis of risks associated with hypertension suggests a significant risk of death from vascular disease when blood pressure rises. Specifically, an increase of 20-mm mercury in the systolic (top) reading and a 10-mm increase in the diastolic (bottom) reading are associated with a two-fold risk in death from vascular disease.
The DASH diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure by approximately 11 points. Likewise, CoQ10 may lower systolic blood pressure by more than 10 points. If you take statin drugs to lower your cholesterol levels, CoQ10 may be especially beneficial, as statin drugs may deplete your body’s production of CoQ10.
The November 2011 issue of TheJournal of Clinical Hypertension offers a list of drug-free interventions for the treatment of hypertension.

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