How effective are weight-reducing diets in hypertensive patients?
These results are mainly based on 1 large study with about 600 participants that was judged to be of high quality. The magnitude of the effects are uncertain, as a result of the small number of patients and studies that could be included in the analyses.
All major guidelines for antihypertensive therapy recommend weight loss. Dietary interventions that aim to reduce body weight may be a useful intervention to reduce blood pressure and the adverse cardiovascular events associated with hypertension.