Features December 2014 Issue

Even Small Weight Gain Can Increase Blood Pressure

Avoiding weight gain helps control blood pressure.

Even Small Weight Gain Can Increase Blood Pressure

Learn the strategies that can help you maintain your weight and avoid the complications that can develop after putting on a few pounds.

Your blood pressure is affected by many factors, including your age, sodium intake, and the medications you take (see story on page 4). And if you’re overweight and struggling to get your blood pressure under control, you’ve probably been advised to lose a few pounds.

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