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Visceral adiposity linked to sixfold increase in masked hypertension

Key clinical point: Focus ambulatory blood pressure monitoring efforts on the centrally obese.

Major finding: Subjects in the highest quartile of visceral adiposity had a 6.3-fold greater odds of masked hypertension (95% confidence interval, 1.2-33.1).

Study details: A prospective study of 96 patients.

Disclosures: There was no external funding, and the investigators reported that they didn’t have any relevant disclosures.


Cohen JB et al. Joint Hypertension 2019, Abstract P2052.