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Blood Pressure Goals for Diabetics — Too Tough?

(Reuters) - July 7, 2010 -- Aggressively controlling blood pressure in diabetics with heart disease may do little to reduce their risks of dying early and may even be dangerous, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

They found that using a combination of drugs to keep diabetic patients' top blood pressure readings below 130 offered no benefit over those whose top reading was below 140 -- the cutoff point for high blood pressure.

Normal blood pressure for healthy people is considered to be 120/80 or lower.

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