Study Exercise and Weight Loss Can Reduce Blood Pressure

A program of regular exercise and weight loss is an effective, drug-free treatment for elevated blood pressure in mildly to moderately obese individuals, according to a study in the August 18 issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The Rate of Weight Loss

In pursuit of making the treatment of obesity more of a science, my colleagues and I tried to establish principles for an appropriate rate of weight loss.