mikesbytes wrote:Most of the people I have known who had high blood pressure were obese or heading that way. Could be due to high consumption of manufactured foods resulting in high salt consumption or due to the weight itself.
High BP is usually a long term result of eating a standard diet. AFAIK GPs expect the average western man's systolic BP to rise a 1mm of mercury a year. So by 40 yo, it is expected that those susceptible will be on medication by then because their systolic BP is 140. I know quite a few who are.
Body weight is a factor, which is interesting in my case. Since I'm heavier than I have been in the last few years, yet my BP is lower.