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


  • Tushar Balchand Chudiwal Department of Pharmacology, ACPM Medical College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
  • Anil Gulingayya Nanjannavar Department of Pharmacology, Vikhe Patil Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India



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


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.



Author Biographies

Tushar Balchand Chudiwal, Department of Pharmacology, ACPM Medical College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Professor & Head., Dept of Pharmacology. ACPM Medical College., PO-145., sakri Road., Dhule Maharashtra 424001

Anil Gulingayya Nanjannavar, Department of Pharmacology, Vikhe Patil Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology., Vikhe Patil medical college ., Ahmadnagar. Maharashtra. 414111.


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How to Cite

Chudiwal, T. B., & Nanjannavar, A. G. (2020). The effect of body mass index on blood pressure in adults with hypertension. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 10(1), 77–80.



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