The researchers' findings are certainly interesting. Will high blood pressure one day appear on the list of "good for us" items along with other long-maligned things like eggs, butter and carbon dioxide?
But hold on, how can this be? How can high blood pressure possibly have any advantages?
That's a good question -- one that one of the researchers answered thusly: "Perhaps people who live to very advanced ages have a kind of 'super health' that helps them withstand the impact of high blood pressure."
"Super health"? But let us not confuse that with anything smacking of the "supernatural," right? Say, for instance, King David's assertion in Psalm 139:
And in Your book they all were written,
the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them.
That would imply, of course, that the Creator God of the Bible is the One responsible for everything about us except for the free will that He has left in our charge. Can't have that, now, can we?
Until secular scientists have figured out a God-free solution to this new medical puzzle, sit tight and don't dump your prescriptions just yet; the researchers are not recommending any changes in treating hypertension at this point. Stay tuned!