Obesity and hypertension: epidemiological and clinical issues.

  title={Obesity and hypertension: epidemiological and clinical issues.},
  author={Stephen MacMahon and Jeff Cutler and Erica Brittain and Millicent Higgins},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={8 Suppl B},
The relationship between obesity and hypertension has been investigated in a large number of cross-sectional population studies and a smaller number of prospective, observational studies. The results indicate that in most populations, blood pressure increases linearly with increasing body weight or body mass index. The relationship is present across all subgroups, although the magnitude of the association appears greater in whites than blacks and greater in younger than older persons. It is… CONTINUE READING

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