The effect of body mass index on blood pressure in adults with hypertension

Tushar Balchand Chudiwal, Anil Gulingayya Nanjannavar


Background: We investigated the association of body mass index (BMI) measurements in adult hypertensive patients with normal weight and overweight including obesity.

Methods: This was a randomized study performed in Udaipur, India, on 200 hypertensive patients aged (32-90) years. Patients were divided according to their body weight (normal weight vs overweight and obesity) into two groups. Weight, height and BMI were measured to estimate the various categories of bodyweight.

Results: We found significant relations between body weight and blood pressure. Patients with normal weight had a normal blood pressure. However, a significant increase in blood pressure was observed in patients with overweight and obesity.

Conclusions: BMI is related with weight status in hypertensive overweight / obese patients.




Body mass index, Hypertension, Normal weight, Overweight, Obesity

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