Should Body Weight Influence Choice of Antihypertensive Therapy? Lancet Reveals  
12/10/2012 7:15:21 AM

The hypertension field has been troubled by repeated observations that normal weight patients have more cardiovascular (CV) events than obese patients. Now a new analysis of a large hypertension trial confirms this finding but also suggests that it may be explained by either an adverse effect of diuretics or a protective effect of calcium-channel blockers in non-obese hypertensives.