These new findings suggest that an individual's BMI should be considered when selecting anti-hypertensive medications, he said.
"Treatment with calcium channel blockers appears preferable to treatment with diuretics in non-obese men and women with hypertension," Fonarow said.
The study was funded by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, maker of Lotensin.
For more information on high blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association.
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