The effect of weight loss and weight gain on blood pressure in children and adolescents with obesity.


Division of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Blickagången 6A, 141 57, Stockholm, Sweden. [Email]


Obesity in childhood is a profound risk factor for hypertension, and weight loss has positive effects on blood pressure (BP). However, the expected effect size on BP from weight reduction in children with obesity is insufficiently described. Therefore, the aim was to investigate the association between changes of degree of obesity and BP levels.