An analysis of data from an international trial, which compared the efficacy of a diuretic-benazepril regimen with a benazepril-amlodipine combo, showed that thin and obese people respond differently to blood pressure drugs. Researchers found that normal-weight patients who took diuretics had a 68% higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death than obese patients who took the same drugs. Patients treated with the benazepril-amlodipine combination did well regardless of their weight. The study appeared online in The Lancet.
Weight influences reaction to hypertension drugs, study says
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