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Small weight gain, even in healthy adults, raises blood pressure
Small weight gain, even in healthy adults, raises blood pressure (September 12, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Minnesota - According to research presented at the AHA's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions, even a small weight gain in healthy adults can raise blood pressure. Researchers studied a group of 16 healthy people aged 18-48 years. Participants had their blood pressure measured at the beginning of the study, and then were fed an extra 400-1200 calories a day for 8 weeks to increase their weight by about 5%. These participants were compared to healthy individuals who did not gain weight over the same time period. Results showed that those who gained weight saw their systolic blood pressure rise from an avg of 114 mm Hg to 118 mm Hg.
 
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