Prevention and Control of Hypertension by Nutritional-Hygienic Means: Long-term Experience of the Chicago Coronary Prevention Evaluation Program

Jeremiah Stamler*, Eduardo Farinaro, Louise M. Mojonnier, Yolanda Hall, Dorothy Moss, Rose Stamler

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Abstract

In the Chicago Coronary Prevention Evaluation Program (CPEP), 115 men had definite mild hypertension at entry; another 101 men had high-normal diastolic blood pressure (BP). The nutritional-hygienic nonpharmacologic CPEP regimen achieved years-long moderate weight loss, slowing of pulse rate, and reduction in serum cholesterol levels. Sustained falls in BP were recorded—about 10/13 mm Hg for hypertensive men, resulting in long-term normalization of BP, and about 7/4 mm Hg for men with high-normal BP at entry. Change in weight and change in BP were significantly correlated. Long-term improvements in eating and exercise habits yielding moderate sustained weight loss are apparently useful in preventing high BP in hypertension-prone persons and in controlling established “mild” hypertension. (JAMA 243:1819-1823, 1980).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1819-1823
Number of pages5
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume243
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 1980

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