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22 lbs weight loss reduces blood pressure 6 points systolic, 4.6 points diastolic
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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.
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.
Departments of Public Health and Child Health, and Health Services Research Unit
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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