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The risk of having a heart condition due to high blood pressure can be combated by pills that contain a variety of drugs.
According to a British study, the 'combination' pills are more effective at reducing the risk of having a "serious cardiovascular complication" than taking a series of individual tablets.
The research published in the Journal of Medical Economics revealed that the combination pills cut the chance of having a serious heart-related attack or stroke by 40 per cent over a five-year period.
Dr Peter Coleman, deputy director of The Stroke Association, said: "Many people with high blood pressure are required to take multiple pills every day to reduce their blood pressure and therefore reduce their risk of stroke. Combining the pills into one could make taking the medication much simpler."
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK with the NHS revealing that 150,000 people suffer one every year.
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written by Megan Smith
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