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    22 lbs weight loss reduces blood pressure 6 points systolic, 4.6 points diastolic


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    Friday, May 20, 2005 7:21 am Email this article
    A 22 pound weight loss reduces blood pressure an average of 6.0 / 4.6 mmHg according to a new study from the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

    This is only about half the amount suggested by short-term studies.

    REFERENCE

    Aucott L, Poobalan A, S Smith WC, Avenell A, Jung R, Broom J. Effects of weight loss in overweight/obese individuals and long-term hypertension outcomes. a systematic review. Hypertension. 2005 May 16.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Departments of Public Health and Child Health, and Health Services Research Unit
    University of Aberdeen
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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