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Which is more affected by weight gain-- upper or lower BP number?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Either or both
Either can go up w/ wt gain; both values are important.
Maintaining a healthy body wt, not necessarily "ideal body weight" can improve bp, blood sugar, lipids, and other factors. Remember healthy weight is a range, that gets you out of medical trouble. Be active; don't smoke; drink in moderation, if you must; get rest; have fun; versatile, diet, emphasizing lean, unprocessed and non meat sources.

In brief: Either or both
Either can go up w/ wt gain; both values are important.
Maintaining a healthy body wt, not necessarily "ideal body weight" can improve bp, blood sugar, lipids, and other factors. Remember healthy weight is a range, that gets you out of medical trouble. Be active; don't smoke; drink in moderation, if you must; get rest; have fun; versatile, diet, emphasizing lean, unprocessed and non meat sources.
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