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"Silent" Conditions Are Scarier and Way More Widespread Than They Used to Be
The "big three" agers haven't changed. They're high blood pressure, out-of-whack cholesterol, and diabetes. What has changed is that more people are in big trouble. For instance, "good" blood pressure used to be 120/80 and 130/85 was considered okay, Dr. Roach says. Today, no way. Good has been redefined to 115/75 or lower; 120/80 is heading for trouble, and 130/85 or higher is in the risky zone. 

So the question is: How's yours? Few things age you as fast or dramatically as these stealthy threats, yet millions of people spend years unknowingly in the unhealthy range. Then one day trouble explodes in the form of anything from erectile dysfunction to a stroke.