Hypertension, defined as blood pressure of 140/90 or greater, is the leading cause of mortality and a significant cardiovascular disease risk factor worldwide, according to a 2003 report by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/guidelines/hypertension_guidelines.pdf). Increasing longevity coupled with prevalence of contributing factors such as obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, thyroid dysfunction, dyslipidemia, inactivity, smoking, and stress only serve to highligh…

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