Dr. LeWinter explains which women are at greatest risk for developing high blood pressure.
It’s not terribly different than men. It's people who are overweight. That’s probably the single most important factor is obesity, and especially central obesity, which again goes, that’s another factor that typically goes hand-in-hand with insulin resistance. So it’s not, this is not terribly different than men.
About Dr. LeWinter, M.D.:
Dr. Martin M. LeWinter, M.D., was Director of the Cardiology Unit at the University of Vermont College of Medicine for more than 15 years and is currently the Director of the Heart Failure Program. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Coronary Artery Disease and serves on the Editorial Board of several cardiology journals. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.