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DIURETICS ARE BETTER FOR OBESE PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION

A recent study published in the British journal Lancet, showed that diuretic medications work better for obese patients with hypertension than other medication types.  This is good information, as it provides better medication selection in this group.

Who is obese?  Well, about 25% of us in the U.S.  If you want to know your BMI (body mass index), you need to know your height and weight, and you can look at our BMI index in THE KEYS, my Minibuk (page 27).

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