Lifestyle interventions to reduce raised blood pressure: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

@article{Dickinson2006LifestyleIT,
  title={Lifestyle interventions to reduce raised blood pressure: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Heather Olivia Dickinson and James M Mason and Donald Nicolson and Fiona Campbell and Fiona R Beyer and Julia V Cook and Bryan Williams and Gary A. Ford},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={215–233}
}
Purpose To quantify effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for hypertension. Data sources Electronic bibliographic databases from 1998 onwards, existing guidelines, systematic reviews. Study selection and data abstraction We included randomized, controlled trials with at least 8 weeks' follow-up, comparing lifestyle with control interventions, enrolling adults with blood pressure at least 140/85 mmHg. Primary outcome measures were systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Two independent… 

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