Impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension in Western populations

@article{Geleijnse2005ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension in Western populations},
  author={Johanna Marianna Geleijnse and Diederick E. Grobbee and Frans J. Kok},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={S1-S4}
}
The impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension was quantified for Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, UK and USA. For this purpose, we combined data of blood pressure (BP) and risk factors distributions in these five countries with BP estimates from randomized controlled trials of dietary and lifestyle factors to obtain population attributable risk percentages (PAR%) for hypertension. Overweight made a substantial contribution to hypertension (PAR%: 11–17%), as was… CONTINUE READING
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