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I weigh 150 lbs. My goal is to lose 20 lbs which would be 22.5% of my body weight. How much could this lower my bp?? I walk too.

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Dr. Louis Esquivel
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Various studies have documented various degrees of improvement.
A drop by 12 points in the systolic and up to 8 points in the diastolic were noted in the following study with the loss of 8kg (about 18 lb.) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15107009# Keep in mind other factors such as sodium restriction and effects of other conditions and meds are a factor too.

In brief: Estimate

Various studies have documented various degrees of improvement.
A drop by 12 points in the systolic and up to 8 points in the diastolic were noted in the following study with the loss of 8kg (about 18 lb.) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15107009# Keep in mind other factors such as sodium restriction and effects of other conditions and meds are a factor too.
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