Even with more treatment, fewer obese patients control hypertension

01/15/2014 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Fewer obese and overweight patients with hypertension were able to get their blood pressure under control even though they spent more time being treated with more drugs compared with their normal-weight peers, researchers reported in the Journal of Hypertension. The study team from Poland also found obese and overweight patients had a greater incidence of health problems such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and heart failure.

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