Study: Hypertension rates on the rise

Posted at 10:13 AM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 10:13:45-05

High blood pressure now affects over one billion people worldwide.

A new British study shows the number of people with hypertension has nearly doubled in 40 years and is most prevalent in poor nations.

Researchers say poor childhood nutrition, less access to good health care and pollution problems in low income countries play a role in these findings.