People with high blood pressure has nearly doubled since 1975

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The number of people with high blood pressure has nearly doubled worldwide since 1975.
 
New analysis of global data shows  more than 1 billion people now have high blood pressure.  
 
Men have higher blood pressure than women in most regions around the world. 
 
Those levels are rising significantly in south Asia and sub-saharan Africa.  
 
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Post-menopausal women with a normal weight who repeatedly gain and shed pounds may be at a greater risk of heart disease.
 
Researchers studied more than 150,000 women and the effect of so-called “yo-yo dieting” or “weight cycling.”
 
They found those women had about three and a half times greater risk for sudden cardiac death compared to women whose weight remained stable.
 
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Researchers found women with a history of migraines could be at a much greater risk of having a stroke.
 
A study of more than 900 women found they’re more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke and have  a 83% higher risk of any cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks.
 

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