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    Prevalence of hypertension increases with body weight


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    Friday, October 02, 2009 1:24 pm Email this article
    The prevalence of hypertension increases as body weight increases as found in a study of 56784 men aged 18-25 years, entering the Swiss army.
    The prevalence of obesity by weight category was as follows:

    Cholesterol levels also increased as body weight increased.

    REFERENCE

    Saely C, Risch L, Frey F, Lupi G, Leuppi J, Drexel H, Huber A. Body mass index, blood pressure, and serum cholesterol in young swiss men: An analysis on 56784 army conscripts. Swiss Med Wkly. 2009 Sep 5, 139(35-36):518-24.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Private University
    Principality of Liechtenstein
    Triesen, Liechtenstein

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