Fast Five Quiz: Obesity-Related Hypertension

Michael Weber, MD


August 09, 2022

A scientific statement from the AHA included data that suggest a loss of at least 10% of body weight in persons who are obese (BMI, 30-40 kg/m2) is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular-related events. However, according to ACC/AHA/TOS guidelines, clinically significant health improvements can even be seen with weight loss in the range of 2%-5%.

Learn more about weight loss in the treatment and management of obesity.


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