The effect of weight loss intervention on antihypertensive medication requirements in the hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) study.

@article{Jones1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of weight loss intervention on antihypertensive medication requirements in the hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) study.},
  author={Daniel W Jones and Megan Elizabeth Miller and Marion R. Wofford and David C Anderson and Michael E Cameron and Dr. Lori Willoughby and Cherri Adair and Nigel S. King},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 12 Pt 1-2},
  pages={1175-80}
}
Obesity is a significant risk factor for hypertension and the cardiovascular sequelae of hypertension. Weight loss has been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure in overweight individuals. The purpose of this study was to show the impact of a weight loss intervention on overall medication requirements for obese, hypertensive patients. This was a substudy of the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) study. HOT study patients who had a body mass index > or =27 kg/m2 were randomized to… CONTINUE READING

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