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HAVING to get up in the middle of the night to pee could mean you have high blood pressure, scientists have discovered.
The risk is raised by 40 per cent by trips to the loo. And the more times you get up, the higher the chance.
Blood - Pressure - Heart - Attacks - Strokes
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes if left untreated. More than one in four adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many won't realise it.
Dr Satoshi Konno of Japan’s Tohoku Rosai Hospital, which quizzed 3,749 people, warned sufferers to cut salt intake.
Countries - People - Japan - Salt - Blood
Compared to western countries, people in Japan eat more salt and are more likely to be "salt sensitive", meaning that their blood pressure rises more when salt is consumed.
Taken together, these two factors mean that people in Japan are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure.
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