Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

News Picture: Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and high cholesterol are known risk factors for heart attacks and strokes, but it's unclear who needs medication to help manage these conditions, a new report suggests.

According to a new Consumer Reports review, patients should consider these factors when deciding whether to take medications:

The report was published online April 6 and in the May issue of Consumer Reports.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

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SOURCE: Consumer Reports, news release, April 6, 2017