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Can obesity lead to secondary hypertension?

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Indeed, obese people are two to six times more likely to develop high blood pressure than people whose weight is within a healthy range. Medical professionals strongly recommend that all obese people with high blood pressure lose weight until they are within 15% of their healthy body weight. Your health care provider can help you calculate your healthy body weight range.

From: Causes of Secondary Hypertension WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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