Elevated blood pressure linked to increased risk of cancer
Scientists from Sweden, Austria, Norway, Germany and London using data present in the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project database- a repository of information collected as part of health examinations between 1972–2005, have found that elevated mid-blood pressure [(systolic BP+ diastolic BP)/2] was associated with a significantly higher overall risk of cancer in men (hazard ratio [HR] 1.07 per 10 mm Hg increase in mid-blood pressure, 95% CI 1.04–1.09) but not in women. Nearly 578,000 individuals were included in this cohort with the number of men and women roughly equal (50.1% men and 49.9% women). Read more . . .