Weight reduction in a blood pressure clinic.


Forty-nine hypertensive patients who were overweight were randomly allocated to one of three strategies for attaining weight reduction and were followed for one year. Those referred to a dietitian lost more weight (mean 5.1 kg) than those given a diet sheet (mean 2.64 kg) or simply advised by the doctor to reduce weight (mean 2.15 kg). One-third of all the… (More)


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