Benefit from controlling blood pressure was understated

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.376 (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:376
  1. J K Cruickshanka
  1. Senior lecturer Clinical Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester Medical School, Manchester M13 9PT

    EDITOR,—Sandeep Gupta and colleagues press the case for coronary prevention among British Indo-Asians.1 While we continue research into causes we also have to emphasise what we already know and may not be applying. The authors mention adequate detection and control of high blood pressure only in passing.

    Results of controlled trials in groups at high risk, including people in the Medical Research Council's trial in older adults and its American …

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