Earlier this month the Health Secretary ordered a crackdown on overprescribing by GPs, with a review to examine Britain’s reliance on prescription drugs. The study – the first of its kind – pooled data from almost 400 trials looking at the impact of either medication or physical activity. It found that for those with high blood pressure, exercise seemed to be just as effective as most drugs used to treat it. Matt Hancock has also urged GPs to prescribe exercise,… Exercise may be as good at drugs at reducing high blood pressure, research suggests. The number of drugs doled out for the condition has soared in recent years, with a 50 per cent rise in prescriptions in England between 2006 and 2016. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Exercise could be as good as drugs at cutting high blood pressure
Last Updated on: September 25th, 2019 at 7:18 am, by