Changes in blood pressure and in vasoactive and volume regulatory hormones during semistarvation in obese subjects.


The mechanisms underlying the reduction in blood pressure that occurs with a severe energy-restricted diet were evaluated in 12 obese subjects during 8 days on a very-low-calorie diet (1.67 MJ/d) with a constant intake of 17 mmol sodium per day. The relationship between changes in blood pressure, sodium balance, plasma volume, renin-aldosterone and… (More)


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