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Weight reduction and obesity.
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PMID:  10423099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity and hypertension are intimately linked. Weight loss lowers blood pressure and improves the blood pressure response to sodium restriction and antihypertensive medications. In addition to the effects of energy restriction, diets rich in fruits and vegetables (and hence potassium) and rich in low fat dairy products (and hence rich in calcium and magnesium), high in fiber, and low in saturated fat also lower blood pressure independent of sodium and energy content. These dietary modifications, along with weight loss are beneficial in patients only mildly overweight and, because of beneficial effects on other cardiac risk factors should be part of the therapeutic regimen in all obese hypertensive patients.
L Landsberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1064-1963     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:    1999 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-01     Completed Date:  1999-12-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Hypertension / complications*,  drug therapy
Insulin / physiology
Obesity / complications*
Weight Loss*
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