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Reduction of serum cholesterol and blood pressure in hypertensive patients by behaviour modification.
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PMID:  772198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a pilot study, 14 pharmacologically treated hypertensive patients were given training in psychophysical relaxation exercises, reinforced by biofeedback instruments, for six weeks. The patients were asked to practise twice a day and also incorporate the exercises into everyday activities. In spite of their unchanged drug schedule, their mean blood pressure (B.P.) was reduced from 170.6/102.5 to 147.9/89.14 (P = < .001) while their mean (+/- S.D.) serum cholesterol level was reduced from 241.6 +/- 39.19 to 217.1 +/- 38.12 mg/100 ml (P = < .001). I believe the possibility of one therapy which can reduce two risk factors at the same time should be explored further in a controlled study.
C Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0035-8797     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503107     Medline TA:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy*
Hypertension / therapy*
Middle Aged
Relaxation Therapy

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