2009, Number 4
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ABSTRACTInadequate levels of arterial pressure constitute a serious health risk for adults and are the main source of decreased quality of life indicators especially among middle income countries such as Mexico. In addition, they also imply a great economic burden on families and the economy as a whole. The treatment and prevention of arterial hypertension have demonstrated a direct and clear benefit in reducing disease complications under a cost effective scheme. These reasons justify the development and implementation of control strategies at the community level which include: prevention of overweight dyslipidemia and diabetes, healthy lifestyles and decreasing smoking. Main target groups include at risk subjects that will be determined according to pressure levels and risk. Compliance and treatment adherence will help fight this global epidemic.
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