J. EDWIN WOOD JR., F.A.C.P.; JAMES R. CASH
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Clinical studies have indicated a definite correlation between obesity and increased systolic blood pressure. This observation has received statistical support from several angles. There is also a general impression among physicians that overweight unfavorably influences an existing essential hypertension, while often but not always blood pressure levels fall with weight reduction. Aside from these generalizations little can be learned from the literature relative to any specific or prolonged effects of weight reduction on hypertension. True enough, several small recorded series indicate blood pressure fall with weight reduction but we have found no long time experiments to indicate the contrary side
WOOD JE, CASH JR. OBESITY AND HYPERTENSION: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSERVATIONS*. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:81–90. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(1):81-90.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology, Obesity.
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