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Did You Know?: Fitness Trumps High Blood Pressure Genes

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Air date: May 27, 2012

Host: Jeremy Shere, PhD

Did You know? Nutrition and Exercise Medical Edcuation
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A recent study showed that even moderate amounts of exercise, such as brisk walking, can significantly reduce the odds of developing high blood pressure for individuals with a familial history of hypertension. Inversely, study participants with a low level of physical fitness and a parent with high blood pressure were 70% more likely to develop high blood pressure themselves.

Did you know is presented by Wishard Health Services, becoming Eskenazi Health in 2014.

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