Obesity and hypertension: Experimental data

Lewis Landsberg*

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Background to data review: Epidemiologic surveys have demonstrated that hypertension is associated with obesity in a substantial proportion of cases, particularly in young and middle-aged adults. Despite the clinical importance of this association the nature of the relationship between body weight and blood pressure remains obscure. Conclusion of data review: The data reviewed here indicate that obesity-related hypertension involves insulin and the sympathetic nervous system, and may be part of a metabolic adaptation to the obese state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S195-S201
JournalJournal of hypertension
StatePublished - 1992


  • Body fat distribution
  • Catecholamines
  • Dietary thermogenesis
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Sympathetic nervous system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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