The sympathoadrenal system, obesity and hypertension: An overview

Lewis Landsberg*

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Obesity-related hypertension is a clinical problem of major significance. The nature of the relationship between blood pressure and body weight has not been elucidated. Recent studies suggest that insulin (and/or insulin resistance) may be involved. An hypothesis is developed, based on the relationship between dietary intake and sympathetic activity, that attributes obesity-related hypertension to sympathetic stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 1990


  • Diet
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin
  • Obesity
  • Sympathoadrenal system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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