High blood pressure – what you need to know – the evidence
It’s written by Anne Mullens and it was published on August 20, 2019. Additional editing and fact-checking by Franziska Spritzler, RD. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on August 16, 2019.
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