How much excess body weight, blood sugar, or age can double the risk of hypertension?

@article{Poorolajal2016HowME,
  title={How much excess body weight, blood sugar, or age can double the risk of hypertension?},
  author={Jalal Poorolajal and F Farbakhsh and Hossein Mahjub and A Bidarafsh and Ebrahim Babaee},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={133},
  pages={14-8}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the well-known impact of advanced age, excess body weight, and raised blood glucose on blood pressure, the level of exposure to these risk factors that is necessary to double the risk hypertension is not widely investigated, but was explored in this study. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS This study reports the results of a screening program conducted on a large population of adults to assess the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension and their associated risk… CONTINUE READING
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