"That result makes no sense," he said.
Dr. Tom Marshall, Cardiac Prevention Specialist at the University of Birmingham and co-author of the study, acknowledged the anomaly, saying, "I want to have an answer."
Baseline According to him, blood pressure in the blood not high, average 130 over 79.
Dr. Frieden said he was also concerned that the process did not explain whether blood pressure readings were made by a machine or by people with stethoscopes. Some machines and some poorly trained people get inaccurate results, he said.
The study was conducted in the Golestan Cohort, a group of more than 50,000 Turkic-Asian people currently enrolled in cancer research administered by Iranian researchers in coordination with the WHO and National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Reha Mankad, director of the Women's Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, which did not participate in the Iran study, said there were some shortcomings, including early problems with how clusters were selected and the fact that each cluster inevitably already included some people on heart disease medicines.
However, she said the overall study was well designed and particularly praised the fact that half of the participants were women.
"And," she added, "the percentage of adherence is fantastic."
More than 80 percent of the study participants took most of their pills.
Poor adherence, she said, is one of the biggest problems polyps have to deal with.
Poor people have little access to doctors or pharmacies, she noted, but "patients keep saying, 'Listen, Doc, I take too many pills and' I drop something. '"
"It's one pill with all the essentials that patients need, "she added. "Now we have to see how difficult it will be to implement it in the real world."