Obesity (body mass index [BMI], ≥ 30 kg/m2, per the World Health Organization) is considered a global public health issue and has been labeled a national epidemic with prevalence increasing rapidly worldwide. Currently, obesity affects one in three adults and one in six children in the United States. Within the past three decades, many other countries have experienced a double or triple escalation in obesity prevalence as well.
Obesity is associated with many comorbidities that significantly increase the risk for morbidity and mortality, including hypertension. Hypertension, especially in patients who are obese, is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular disease.
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Cite this: Michael Weber. Fast Five Quiz: Obesity-Related Hypertension - Medscape - Aug 09, 2022.