Relative influence of menopausal status, age, and body mass index on blood pressure.

@article{Portaluppi1997RelativeIO,
  title={Relative influence of menopausal status, age, and body mass index on blood pressure.},
  author={Francesco Portaluppi and Francesco E Pansini and Roberto Manfredini and Gioacchino Mollica},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={976-9}
}
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of menopausal status on blood pressure levels in a cross-sectional population study in the setting of a preventive health care program clinically conducted in Ferrara, Italy. The patients were 2397 healthy women 35 to 65 years old (489 in premenopause, 847 in perimenopause, 887 in spontaneous menopause, and 174 in surgical menopause); subgroups were also obtained with increasing duration of menopause (1 to > 5 years) matched with… CONTINUE READING