obesity and hypertension
The relationship between obesity and hypertension is complicated by the frequent presence of compounding factors such as physical inactivity and a high dietary salt intake.
- there is a linear relationship between excess body fat and hypertension
- weight reduction in the obese leads to a fall in blood pressure
- weight loss of 1 kg results in approximately 1-2 mmHg reduction in blood pressure
- alcohol consumption appears to have an additive effect
Last reviewed 10/2021