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World Hypertension Day in Beijing at The George Institute

Hypertension is a leading risk factor associated with life threatening diseases such as stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. In China, 270 million people suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, with excessive salt consumption being directly linked to these numbers. Many people are unaware of this health problem.

To enhance people’s awareness of how high blood pressure can affect your health, The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, hosted an event at the lobby of its office building to help people who worked in the same building increase their awareness of hypertension by measuring their blood pressure. Event volunteers also distributed a low-sodium salt substitute in a special-designed amount-controlled container to call for a less salty diet.