Don't Trust the Science Part 2
Healthcare is a Captured Industry
Remember when ideal blood pressure was anything less than 140/90? Oh, how the science changes.
The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Study was the catalyst for changes to the recommended systolic blood pressure in 2017.
Was it on the up and up?
The SPRINT study began in 2010 with the goal of investigating what the ideal systolic blood pressure is, particularly when it comes to cardiovascular, renal, and brain impacts. The study recruited people with a systolic blood pressure over 130 mmHg.
The authors of the study reported that the data was so convincing that the trial was ended early. They determined that treating blood pressure over 120 mmHg was ideal. They also stated it reduced the risk of future deaths due to cardiovascular events. They found no differences in renal outcomes - sort of.
Sounds like a slam dunk, right?