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No. 4/2015: High blood pressure - A concern for everyone

Everyday factors like diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, stress management have a lifelong bearing on blood pressure, which we can help to shape both as individuals and as a society. There is significant potential here for preventing high blood pressure through careful analysis of the possible causes, providing advice and support for changing habits and creating favourable conditions for this kind of improvement in lifestyle habits, if possible throughout the entire population. This edition of GBE kompakt presents current figures and trends regarding blood pressure in Germany and focusses on two topics: the distribution of blood pressure measurements in the general population and the treatment of hypertension.

Date of issue December 15, 2015 PDF (1 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards.)