The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about older people’s health-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another of their master-class appraisals, offering a commentary on recent research into the relationships between weather and blood pressure.
Cold weather may increase blood pressure. London: NHS Choices, May 22nd 2013.
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Aubinière-Robb, L. Jeemon, P. [and] Hastie, C.E. [et al] (2013). Blood pressure response to patterns of weather fluctuations and effect on mortality. Hypertension. May 6th 2013, Vol.62(1), pp.190-6. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].