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Integration of First-line Lifestyle Modification and First-line Hypertension Drug Research: Analysis of Source Articles in a Leading Cochrane Report Wilson, Dan E.; Van Vlack, Tashina; Shane, Jason; Schievink, Brendin; Doak, Eric


Purpose: To establish how lifestyle modification, which is considered first-line in hypertension prevention and management, is integrated into anti-hypertension drug trials. Background: Persistent hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortalityl; HTN is managed through both medication and lifestyle modification; the degree to which lifestyle factors for managing HTN are integrated into studies of first-line drug management. MPT Systematic Reviews and Research Projects.

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