Body mass index and prognosis in elderly hypertensive patients: a report from the European Working Party on High Blood Pressure in the Elderly.

Abstract

Obesity and hypertension are often found in the same patients, particularly in elderly women. However, few data on the joint impact of these two conditions in women and the elderly are available. In the current study of 800 elderly hypertensive patients randomly assigned to active treatment or placebo, the initial mean body mass index (BMI) was 26.7 kg/m2… (More)

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