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May 18th, 2012
05:54 PM ET

Dr. Oz on Piers Morgan's blood pressure: "What it translates to is that your life expectancy is going to be several years shorter"

Tonight at 9 p.m. Piers Morgan welcomes Mehmet Oz for a unique and informative face to face interview, detailing everything from erectile dysfunction, to wine, and cholesterol.

Joining the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host in studio, television's "Dr. Oz" takes Morgan's blood pressure, and announces his findings:

"You're number is 134 over 82," the guest reveals.

While it's an average reading in America, Oz insists it's not optimal:

"What it translates to, is that your life expectancy is going to be several years shorter than if your number was the optimal number."

Well known for his appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oz now has his own program, launched in 2009 by Harpo Productions.

A six-time New York Times best-selling author, he compares blood pressure to an item more common to a street corner than an operating room:

"It's like a fire hydrant, that is rubbing off the lining of your arteries, and by doing that, forces your arteries to compare themselves continually."

Watch the above clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in tonight at 9 p.m. as Oz reveals the number one indicator in predicting and increasing someone's life span.

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  1. ndgrl

    Dr. Oz, I miss your show on in the morn. I love your challenges..I gave up soda for a year but started drinking it again. HELP.
    Nicole, ND.

    May 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ndgrl

    By the way, I gave it up 'cause of your challenge. I'm thankful I didn't inherit the alcoholism or start smoking but I do have epilepsy and rely on meds. Nicole

    May 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Avril Beckford MD FAAP

    Piers – I am concerned about your lack of distinction between Type I and Type II Diabetes. as a Pediatrician who takes care of many children with Type I Diabetes (Autoimmune and UNRELATED to diet / lifestyle) and a mother of 2 sons with Type ! Diabetes (one of whom I lost) – those who lump all of "Diabetes under one umbrella do these children swho inherited a non curable autoimmune disease a disservice. As we try to advocate for these children and to raise funds to find a cure they do not get heard because the community thinks all of Diabetes is Type 2 and all related to obesity and lifestyle. I hope you will use your power of communication to correct this inaccuracy and misperception

    May 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. CeeDee, Canada

    I love Dr Oz and would have liked to hear more from him. Piers Morgan does not really listen to his guests, it would seem he has a list of questions and some have nothing to do with what the guest has just finished saying.......given that Piers has let him/her finish! Dr Oz has profound theories, and he is a great healer. Not one of the questions was allowed to be answered properly. I believe that the makings of a good interviewer are to listen, listen, listen. Piers, are you listening??

    May 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      Wow!! I agree 300%..Piers wouldn't let Dr. Oz finish...wish Dr. could return and be allowed to finish his profound thoughts. As a concerned, wife, mother, grandmother....the American life style will be killing all of us. Stop organic, natural and listen to Dr. Oz:)

      May 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Donna Johnston

    I wish Piers Morgan would not interrupt his guest before his guest has completed answering a question he, Piers, has posed. I feel important information is missed when he does this. And his voice is often louder than that of the person he is interviewing (eg. Dr. Oz, Betty White). I find his interviewing style iritating and the entire experience extremely unsatisfying.

    May 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Ellen

    Piers, you have a tremendous show and deliver top shelf entertainment with phenomenal guests. Your show, along with that of Erin's and Anderson's, is the only TV I consistently watch.

    Tonight I saw your show with Dr Oz. I suggest you review your taping for you will grasp what some of the recommendations are in this blog. You asked Dr. Oz to comment on best health habits and he attempted to answer delivering his five step plan. He got to number three and you interrupted with another question taking him on a tangent. Then, a minute or two later, you asked him to come back to his five step program and before he got number four out the door, you took him on the wine tangent. Never did Dr. Oz get a word in edgewise to tell the audience his five step plan and I don't think Dr. Oz can be criticized for being verbose. In fact his style was net. This approach frustrates your viewers.

    Other than that comment, please keep up the great work you're doing. Excellent and informative. And thank you.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Chris

    Your blood pressure is probably going to go higher. You are driving away viewers with your bias and condescending blather. Ridiculous how one can leave a country on the brink dealing with debt and 'big brotherism' for a better deal can then push for the same action in the country they go to. Count me as yet another long time viewer who has made the switch to the network you cannot stand for honest dialogue and viewpoint sharing even if it is not always the same view I espouse.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Greg

    Dr. Oz makes for great TV. He talks fast and sounds believable. Trouble is most of the information he gives to people is questionable. My advice is to take what he says with a grain of salt. Then talk with someone who is respected in the medical community.

    May 19, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barbara

      Dr. Oz knows way more than most doctors...he looks at what we have done to our bodies with eating what we were "told" is good for us....and the only good choices are the ones given to us by Mother Earth...without chemicals, pesticides and science trying to interfere.

      May 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Basil McCormick

    I don't care for Piers Morgan. I find him smug. He's no L. King, hat's for sure. I don't watch CNN anymore.

    May 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. B. McCormick

    Re; Anderson Cooper
    Someone in authority @ CNN sholud tell him to SMILE he's quite articulate etc. but appears to be in a perpetual "Downer-mood.

    May 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. A. Slate

    Piers Morgan seems to think that we tune in just to hear him talk, rather than his guests. I can't tell you how many times I've seen him cut in on his guests when they were saying something brilliant or fascinating, just so he could ask another question that wasn't even related. It seems to be a matter of ego. What does it take for him to get this??? Hate to compare him to Larry King, but Larry really listened and didn't interject himself.

    May 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Dr. Prai

    Mr. Morgan you were wondering how to handle the situation where you like to enjoy a large turkey sandwich, in the back drop of healthy weight. If you enjoy what you do or eat, it will be good generally. Though you may enjoy just at the sight of the sandwich or during the bites but later wondered I shouldn’t have eaten so much, it was not enjoyment eventually.

    If you regret such pleasures, how to handle such situation in future? One should learn to discriminate between good and pleasure. Pleasures are not always good. It is not easy but can be learned how to control the senses.

    Then yes one can learn to choose the good over the pleasure even though it may take many tries! Enjoy your sandwich.

    May 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. jjll411

    You have lost credibility by giving any sense of "credibility" to a quack like 'Doctor' OZ. He is the Gerry Springer of TV medicine. He is a charlatan who promotes psychics and homeopaths on his show. Zero credibility. He's hurting people with his bad (insane) advice.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Karen A.

    Very informative; but Piers, shut up and let the guest answer the question. Dr. Oz nailed it when he said that Piers' questioning was very peripatetic. Right on, Dr. O.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Can you forward me the attempted (5) steps that Dr. Oz was attempting to give out but I think he may have given out 3 or 4. I'd still like to have your forward that info to mee. Thanks

    May 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Joe

    I lost all respect for Piers with his horrible shows about the Trayvon Martin killing.
    It's innocent until proven guilty here, Piers.

    May 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Nina

    I usually enjoy watching your show and appreciate the good conversations you have with your guests ... until last night. Something was different. You interrupted Dr. Oz and derailed the conversation so many times I got very frustrated. Sometimes this makes good sense in journalism as you want to bring your guest back to the point but you seemed to want to avoid all the points he was making!!! Too personal???

    May 21, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Cyndi

    You have a terrible habit of interrupting your guests...I have tried and tried to watch your program but get so frustrated...You ask great questions BUT YOU WON['T LET THEM ANSWER!! Please, SHUT UP!! No one wants to hear your advice or comments, just ask the damn questions!!! Geesss...

    May 21, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Zeeta

    I look foward to viewing Piers Morgan nightly, however he is constantly shooting off a question when his interviewees are still answering a previous one.... makes his programme unworthy for viewing.

    May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Piers, you are always asking what makes for a good relationship with, in your case, women. Well, when you were talking about whether or not your wife or women should be allowed to breast feed eternally, then you were talking about one of those moments that make big differences in a relationship. Each member of a relationship has dreams about the major parts of their lives and one major life activity is how you bring up your children and if you dream about as some do, trying to see how far being very amiable and loving as well as maybe giving a lot of help with home work so they get on well at school, will transalate into a marvelous, usefull to society and well rounded child and your husband dreams of being tremendously strict and so bringing up your really tough and clever wonderful child that way, then that is the sort of choice that one life with one man, does not allow for you making often and if your partner wins out and has their way with educating the childm it is somthing and something very important to you, that you have lost the chance of doing for ever, that is what is interesting about death, it makes our sacrifices so much realer, we wont be able later to do what we would so like to do and in some cases, like how a child is brought up, that we considered so important to another and not any old other but our child i found my husbands behavior so much harder to take when i had children athn i do without them i hten wished so much more for healthier so¡urroundings.
    If you impose your methods too often on your partner in things that are so important, then in a way you anul her, of course a bit of anuling is to be expected in life, still it is a serious thing to do and will create a lesening of the warmth she feels towards you, of her happyness in the life you oblige her to live in and so you should be sure you think ift is worth doing before you try impose yourself on such an important issues and try strip your preferences of any part of them you are not so sure of and can allow her to go her way in when it comes to trying to impose on her, unless you dont mind alienatign her. In marriage society demands that we bare a lot but though your partner may bare it, even smile though her haert is breaking, barign you may just become an act. Many people seem to have a curious veiw of adults ability to act, t take on the role that is necessary in each situation or the one they deem necessasry, they say i dont believe you felt such and such, you looked fine, we ask our children to be polite and smile at the houses of boring old ladies like myself and they will do just that and then when they are grown up we think we know what people feel from looking at their faces, it is incredible. rose macaskie madrid.

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