Older Women Treated For Hypertension May Have Lower Risk Of Falling Than Those Not Treated, Study Suggests.

January 11, 2019

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (1/11, Olson) reported a new study suggests falls among elderly women were “less likely in women treated for hypertension compared to women with no hypertension at all.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The piece added that Minnesota has experience an “increase in the rate of fall-related deaths,” noting that the state “had the third highest age-adjusted rate of fall deaths among the elderly in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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