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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 152-155
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2018.152.155
 
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Obesity Increases Blood Pressure in North-African Elderly Subjects
Mohamed Abdelhaq Abbes and Karima Bereksi-Reguig

Abstract:
Objective: This study was designed to analyze the weight status of hypertensive patients, to estimate the prevalence of underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity and to examine the association of body weight with daily life patients including the evolution of the disease. Methodology: This study focused 50 hypertensive patients aged 33-97 years. The patients were divided according to their body weight (underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity) into four groups (N = 50). Weight, height, BMI, waist circumference and hip circumference were measured to estimate the various categories of body weight cutoffs according to International Obesity Task Force (IOTF). The blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) was also measured. Results: The results of the current study showed that patients with underweight and normal weight had a normal blood pressure. However, a significant increase in blood pressure was observed in overweight and obese patients. Conclusion: It is observed that hypertensive patients with normal weight or even underweight have lower blood pressure compared to those who were overweight or obese. This confirms the need for weight loss in the process of struggle against this public health problem or even prevention.
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How to cite this article:

Mohamed Abdelhaq Abbes and Karima Bereksi-Reguig, 2018. Obesity Increases Blood Pressure in North-African Elderly Subjects. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 17: 152-155.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2018.152.155

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2018.152.155

 
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