Effect of comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle changes on prehypertension.

@article{Bavikati2008EffectOC,
  title={Effect of comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle changes on prehypertension.},
  author={Venkata V. Bavikati and Laurence S. Sperling and Richard D. Salmon and George C. Faircloth and Terri L. Gordon and Benj. A. Franklin and Neil F. Gordon},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 12},
  pages={
          1677-80
        }
}
Although national clinical guidelines promulgate therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) as a cornerstone in the management of prehypertension, there is a perceived ineffectiveness of TLC in the real world. In this study of 2,478 ethnically diverse (African Americans n = 448, Caucasians n = 1,881) men (n = 666) and women (n = 1,812) with prehypertension and no known atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, or chronic kidney disease, we evaluated the clinical effectiveness of TLC… CONTINUE READING
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