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Association of symptoms of depression and obesity with hypertension: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

Authors
  • Kabir, Azad Alamgir
  • Whelton, Paul K
  • Khan, M Mahmud
  • Gustat, Jeanette
  • Chen, Wei
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of hypertension
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2006
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
639–645
Identifiers
PMID: 16733239
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presence of a significant indirect effect of symptoms of depression (mediated through higher level of BMI) in both whites and African Americans suggests that BMI can be an intermediate variable linking symptoms of depression and hypertension.

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