At NIDDK, the groundbreaking research the Institute funds is at our core. The past few months, the fruits of our labor have borne many important results via published research, influencing major guidelines, and launching new initiatives.
New blood pressure guidelines announced in November at the American Heart Association (AHA) annual meeting were due in part to findings from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), a major clinical study supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, as well as NIDDK, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The new guidelines say high blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and, in some patients, with medication—at 130/80, rather than 140/90. Read More
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