More than 90 percent of American adults are taking blood pressure medication, but a new study says the majority of them are taking it too much.
Blood pressure is one of the most common ailments for Americans, affecting nearly 1.2 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association.
It’s also the reason so many people suffer from diabetes.
In the new study, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University surveyed 2,000 people about their medication usage, their blood pressure levels and blood glucose levels.
Most of them had hypertension, a blood pressure condition that can cause rapid heart rate and rapid breathing.
In some cases, the researchers found, people who had hypertension were also more likely to be taking blood pressures medication.
The researchers also compared the blood pressure and blood sugar levels of people who were on the medication and those who weren’t.
The more people took medication, the lower their blood sugar level.
People who had taken medication more than five times a day were nearly twice as likely to have high blood sugar and were also two times as likely as people who didn’t have medication to have elevated blood pressure.
The research was published online last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The American Heart Society says more people should be taking heart disease medication.