Is hypertension more benign when associated with obesity?


To determine the effect of obesity on prognosis in hypertensive subjects, a population of 1727 men 50 to 79 years of age was dichotomized by baseline body mass index (less than 27 and greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2) and systolic blood pressure (less than 160 and greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg). After 9 years of follow-up, age-adjusted all-cause… (More)


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