Got High Blood Pressure? Cut Your Diabetes Risk by 57%

Date: November 3, 2015      Publication: Health Insider      Source: University of Vigo, Spain       Print:

If you are on high blood pressure medications, you might want to take your pills at night rather than in the morning. In a study, doing that improved all-day blood pressure control and reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 57%. Possible reason: Bedtime meds lead to a more normal nighttime “dip” in the hormone angiotensin, which affects both blood pressure and blood sugar.

Source: Study titled “Bedtime ingestion of hypertension medications reduces the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial” by researchers at University of Vigo, Spain, published in Diabetologia.