Health & Wellness
U of A researchers embarking on Canada’s largest ever primary care study intend to find out.
More than seven years ago, a big health finding reported on in a peer-reviewed journal went largely unnoticed.
“Spanish chronobiologists found that taking your blood pressure medication at bedtime instead of in the morning reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and death by 61 per cent,” said Scott Garrison, an associate professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
“If this were true, it would extend people’s life expectancy by 5.5 years. The next best thing we have for lowering heart attack and stroke risk is cholesterol-lowering medication, and that's only a 35 per cent reduction.”How to participate in the study
Anyone who is on blood pressure medication and lives in Alberta, British Columbia or Manitoba may apply online or call 1-844-492-7570 to see whether they’re eligible to par...