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Old 01-14-2005, 09:58 AM   #13
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Re: Early hyper tension -- any suggestions

I watched 20/20 last Friday which was about 2 obese families in Columbus Ohio and their efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise. Actually I watched it because my doctor was in it as the families' physician. Anyway, every one of the 2 families, husbands, wives, kids, all were at least 135 pounds overweight, and some were closer to 200 pounds overweight. They ate junk food and almost never exercised. None of them had high blood pressure! It isn't fair! I eat fairly decently, get moderate exercise and am only 35 pounds overweight and I have high blood pressure!

I guess the moral of the story is that some people will get high blood pressure no matter what they do, and for most of them diet, weight reduction, exercise, stress reduction, yada, yada, yada, will not give them normal blood pressure.