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Friday, 25 May 2012
TRAGIC: Tommy Cooper.
THOUSANDS of people across east London could be putting their lives at risk by not taking medicines prescribed by their doctor.
Research shows more than a third of people in the area have returned medicines without using them.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said around a quarter have thrown them away potentially putting their health at risk.
This has prompted the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to begin a campaign featuring comedy legend Tommy Cooper.
Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the BHF said: “People with high cholesterol and high blood pressure often don’t realise there’s a connection between taking their pills and reducing their risk of heart problems. Heart medicines are vital even if someone feels well.”
Cooper famously and tragically died on stage from a heart attack.
Having high blood pressure doubles your risk of having a heart attack, while having high cholesterol, triples your risk.
For more information, contact 0300 333 1 333 or visit www.bhf.org.uk/tommy
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