Francesco P Cappuccio

Summary

Affiliation: St George's Hospital Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary salt restriction: benefits for cardiovascular disease and beyond
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 6:477-82. 1997
  2. pmc Blood pressure control by home monitoring: meta-analysis of randomised trials
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 329:145. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: epidemiological transition, migration, and cardiovascular disease
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:387-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, detection, management, and control of hypertension in Ashanti, West Africa
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Hypertension 43:1017-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Estimation of fruit and vegetable intake using a two-item dietary questionnaire: a potential tool for primary health care workers
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 13:12-9. 2003
  6. pmc Application of Framingham risk estimates to ethnic minorities in United Kingdom and implications for primary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cross sectional population based study
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE, UK
    BMJ 325:1271. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint High blood pressure and bone-mineral loss in elderly white women: a prospective study. Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Lancet 354:971-5. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of hypertension and the incidence of kidney stones in men
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    J Hypertens 17:1017-22. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of alternative medicines in a multi-ethnic population
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ethn Dis 11:11-8. 2001
  10. pmc Prevalence, detection, and management of cardiovascular risk factors in different ethnic groups in south London
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Heart 78:555-63. 1997

Detail Information

Publications59

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary salt restriction: benefits for cardiovascular disease and beyond
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 6:477-82. 1997
    ..The evidence linking salt intake to high blood pressure has become stronger. At the same time, there is increasing evidence that salt has other adverse effects independent of its effects on blood pressure...
  2. pmc Blood pressure control by home monitoring: meta-analysis of randomised trials
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 329:145. 2004
    ..To determine the effect of home blood pressure monitoring on blood pressure levels and proportion of people with essential hypertension achieving targets...
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: epidemiological transition, migration, and cardiovascular disease
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:387-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, detection, management, and control of hypertension in Ashanti, West Africa
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Hypertension 43:1017-22. 2004
    ..Detection rates are suboptimal in both men and women, especially in rural areas. Adequate treatment of high BP is at a very low level. There is an urgent need for preventive strategies on hypertension control in Ghana...
  5. ncbi request reprint Estimation of fruit and vegetable intake using a two-item dietary questionnaire: a potential tool for primary health care workers
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 13:12-9. 2003
    ..Within the context of a study evaluating a dietary counselling programme to increase fruit and vegetable intake our aim was to assess the use of a simple tool to estimate fruit and vegetable intake...
  6. pmc Application of Framingham risk estimates to ethnic minorities in United Kingdom and implications for primary prevention of heart disease in general practice: cross sectional population based study
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE, UK
    BMJ 325:1271. 2002
    ..To compare the 10 year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and combined cardiovascular disease (CVD) estimated from the Framingham equations...
  7. ncbi request reprint High blood pressure and bone-mineral loss in elderly white women: a prospective study. Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Lancet 354:971-5. 1999
    ..Sustained calcium loss may lead to increased bone-mineral loss in people with high blood pressure. We investigated the prospective association between blood pressure and bone-mineral loss over time in elderly white women...
  8. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of hypertension and the incidence of kidney stones in men
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    J Hypertens 17:1017-22. 1999
    ..To examine whether hypertension predicts the incidence of kidney stone disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of alternative medicines in a multi-ethnic population
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ethn Dis 11:11-8. 2001
    ..It is of interest to understand how and why these practices have become so popular in different societies with different health care organizations and provisions, and which factors predict the regular use of alternative medicines...
  10. pmc Prevalence, detection, and management of cardiovascular risk factors in different ethnic groups in south London
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Heart 78:555-63. 1997
    ..To assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and their level of detection and management in three ethnic groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint Unravelling the links between calcium excretion, salt intake, hypertension, kidney stones and bone metabolism
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    J Nephrol 13:169-77. 2000
    ..The present review summarises the evidence, suggests a unifying hypothesis and discusses clinical and public health implications...
  12. ncbi request reprint Circulating soluble E-selectin levels and the Ser 128Arg polymorphism in individuals from different ethnic groups
    Michelle A Miller
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:65-70. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether the Ser128 Arg polymorphism of the E-selectin gene is associated with soluble E-selectin levels in individuals from a multiethnic population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cellular adhesion molecules and blood pressure: interaction with sex in a multi-ethnic population
    Michelle A Miller
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    J Hypertens 22:705-11. 2004
    ..To clarify the association between blood pressure and four different adhesion molecules, adjusting for potential confounders, in men and women from different ethnic origins...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reducing selection bias in a cluster randomized trial in West African villages
    Sally M Kerry
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Clin Trials 2:125-9. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of potential barriers to blood pressure control in patients with inadequately controlled hypertension
    Sally C Dean
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Fam Pract 24:259-62. 2007
    ..Most people with high blood pressure (BP) are managed in primary care, but BP control is often inadequate...
  16. ncbi request reprint Rural and semi-urban differences in salt intake, and its dietary sources, in Ashanti, West Africa
    Sally M Kerry
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London
    Ethn Dis 15:33-9. 2005
    ..To provide a socioeconomic profile of rural and semi-urban settings in Ashanti, West Africa and to investigate the relationship between urbanization and sources of salt in the diet...
  17. ncbi request reprint Association between the Thr715Pro P-selectin gene polymorphism and soluble P-selectin levels in a multiethnic population in South London
    Michelle A Miller
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Thromb Haemost 92:1060-5. 2004
    ..Lower levels of sP-selectin were not accounted for by this polymorphism in blacks, in whom the C allele was very rare...
  18. ncbi request reprint Calcium urolithiasis, blood pressure and salt intake
    Francesca Timio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Blood Press 12:122-7. 2003
    ..To determine whether stone-formers have higher BP than controls drawn from the general population and matched for age, sex and ethnic origin and to compare the relationship between sodium and calcium excretion in the two groups...
  19. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and body mass index in lean rural and semi-urban subjects in West Africa
    Sally M Kerry
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, UK
    J Hypertens 23:1645-51. 2005
    ..Blood pressure (BP) is positively related to body mass index (BMI) in persons of both Caucasian and African origin, but the precise nature of the relationship is unclear...
  20. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) C-344T polymorphism, plasma aldosterone, renin activity and blood pressure in a multi-ethnic population
    Antonio Barbato
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    J Hypertens 22:1895-901. 2004
    ..The aldosterone synthase gene (CYP1B2) locus is a candidate region involved in the development of hypertension...
  21. pmc Assessment of GFR by four methods in adults in Ashanti, Ghana: the need for an eGFR equation for lean African populations
    John B Eastwood
    Departments of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St Georges, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2178-87. 2010
    ..Equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) have not been validated in Sub-Saharan African populations, and data on GFR are few...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in circulating soluble adhesion molecules: the Wandsworth Heart and Stroke Study
    Michelle A Miller
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, U K
    Clin Sci (Lond) 104:591-8. 2003
    ..These relationships may contribute to the low risk of coronary heart disease seen in people of African origin living in England...
  23. ncbi request reprint Common variants in the TCF7L2 gene and predisposition to type 2 diabetes in UK European Whites, Indian Asians and Afro-Caribbean men and women
    Steve E Humphries
    Department of Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, WC1E 6JF, UK
    J Mol Med (Berl) 84:1005-14. 2006
    ..17) and haplotype frequencies differed markedly in this group. These results extend previous observations to other ethnic groups, and strongly confirm that TCF7L2 genotype is a major risk factor for development of T2D...
  24. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in blood pressure response to first and second-line antihypertensive therapies in patients randomized in the ASCOT Trial
    Ajay K Gupta
    ICCH, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Am J Hypertens 23:1023-30. 2010
    ..Some studies suggest that blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects of commonly used antihypertensive drugs differ among ethnic groups. However, differences in the response to second-line therapy have not been studied extensively...
  25. pmc A prospective study of change in sleep duration: associations with mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Internationale Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Sleep 30:1659-66. 2007
    ..We investigated associations of sleep duration and change in sleep duration with all-cause, cardiovascular, and non-cardiovascular mortality...
  26. ncbi request reprint The challenges of cross-national research in primary health care across Europe
    Sally C Dean
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Fam Pract 22:341-6. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine levels in men and women of different ethnic and cultural background living in England
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE, London, UK
    Atherosclerosis 164:95-102. 2002
    ..They are in part accounted for by their vegetarianism. These differences in tHcy are large enough to be important contributors to the risk of vascular disease and may be preventable by simple targeted population strategies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Do statins reduce blood pressure?: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    Pasquale Strazzullo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Hypertension 49:792-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, statin therapy has a relatively small but statistically significant and clinically meaningful effect on blood pressure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inflammation, sleep, obesity and cardiovascular disease
    Michelle A Miller
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV2 2DX, UK
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 5:93-102. 2007
    ..We also explore the hypothesis that inflammation plays an essential role in cardiovascular disease and that a lack of sleep may play a key role in this inflammatory process...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genetic variations at the endocannabinoid type 1 receptor gene (CNR1) are associated with obesity phenotypes in men
    Paola Russo
    Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Roma 52A C, Avellino, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2382-6. 2007
    ..The endocannabinoid system modulates food intake and body weight in animal models. Treatment with the cannabinoid type 1 receptor blocker, rimonabant, reduces body weight in obese individuals...
  31. pmc Gender-specific associations of short sleep duration with prevalent and incident hypertension: the Whitehall II Study
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 50:693-700. 2007
    ..42 [95% CI: 0.94 to 2.16]; odds ratio: 1.31 [95% CI: 0.65 to 2.63], respectively). Sleep deprivation may produce detrimental cardiovascular effects among women...
  32. pmc Body size and blood pressure: an analysis of Africans and the African diaspora
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
    Epidemiology 19:38-46. 2008
    ..Blood pressure is directly and causally associated with body mass index (BMI) in populations worldwide. However, the relationship may vary across BMI in populations of African origin...
  33. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome: a comparative analysis in an unselected sample of adult male population
    Pasquale Strazzullo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Metabolism 57:355-61. 2008
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  34. doi request reprint Genetic variants of Y chromosome are associated with a protective lipid profile in black men
    Paola Russo
    Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, via Roma 52A C, 83100, Avellino, Italy
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:1569-74. 2008
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  35. pmc Commentary: Controversies in NICE guidance on lipid modification for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry CV2 2DX
    BMJ 336:1248-9. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities of renal sodium handling in the metabolic syndrome. Results of the Olivetti Heart Study
    Pasquale Strazzullo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II Medical School, University of Naples, Italy
    J Hypertens 24:1633-9. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Soluble adhesion molecules and coronary heart disease
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Lancet 359:526-7. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychological and social predictors of changes in fruit and vegetable consumption over 12 months following behavioral and nutrition education counseling
    Andrew Steptoe
    University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, England
    Health Psychol 23:574-81. 2004
    ..These factors accounted for 51% of the superiority of behavioral counseling over nutrition education...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and self-rated health in relation to changes in fruit and vegetable intake and in plasma vitamins C and E in a randomised trial of behavioural and nutritional education counselling
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Nutr 92:177-84. 2004
    ..Increases in fruit and vegetable intake and plasma vitamin levels may stimulate beneficial changes in physical health status in socio-economically deprived adults...
  40. pmc Behavioural counselling to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables in low income adults: randomised trial
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 326:855. 2003
    ..To measure the effect of brief behavioural counselling in general practice on patients' consumption of fruit and vegetables in adults from a low income population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake and with biomarkers in adults from a low-income neighborhood
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, England
    Health Psychol 22:148-55. 2003
    ..The authors conclude that several of the psychological factors associated with self-reported intake were also related to biomarkers in this population and that these may therfore be particularly appropriate targets for intervention...
  42. ncbi request reprint The relationship of waist circumference to blood pressure: the Olivetti Heart Study
    Alfonso Siani
    Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Research Council, Avellino, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 15:780-6. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the role of central adiposity in the association between overweight, high BP, and insulin resistance...
  43. ncbi request reprint HindIII(+/-) polymorphism of the Y chromosome, blood pressure, and serum lipids: no evidence of association in three white populations
    Paola Russo
    Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, Avellino, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 19:331-8. 2006
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  44. ncbi request reprint Race-specific differences in antioxidant enzyme activity in patients with type 2 diabetes: a potential association with the risk of developing nephropathy
    Karima Zitouni
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, St George s Hospital NHS Trust, Thomas Addison Diabetes Centre, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Diabetes Care 28:1698-703. 2005
    ..We investigated whether alterations in antioxidant enzyme activity could account for this biochemical phenotype and examined the relationship with conventional markers of renal disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Interaction between the C(-344)T polymorphism of CYP11B2 and age in the regulation of blood pressure and plasma aldosterone levels: cross-sectional and longitudinal findings of the Olivetti Prospective Heart Study
    Paola Russo
    Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Research Council of Italy, Avellino, Italy
    J Hypertens 20:1785-92. 2002
    ..To study the interaction between the C(-344)T polymorphism and known determinants (age, body mass and dietary sodium) of blood pressure and plasma aldosterone...
  46. ncbi request reprint Self-monitoring of blood pressure in primary care: is it useful?
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, United Kingdom
    Am J Hypertens 18:1421. 2005
  47. pmc A community programme to reduce salt intake and blood pressure in Ghana [ISRCTN88789643]
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, UHCW Campus, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:13. 2006
    ..BP can be lowered by reducing salt intake. In Africa salt is added to the food by the consumer, as processed food is rare. A population-wide approach with programmes based on health education and promotion is thus possible...
  48. ncbi request reprint Does the effect of behavioral counseling on fruit and vegetable intake vary with stage of readiness to change?
    Linda Perkins-Porras
    Department of Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 40:314-20. 2005
    ..We tested the hypothesis that behavioral counseling would overcome the greater obstacles to change in precontemplators and contemplators compared with those initially in the preparation stage...
  49. pmc Meta-analysis of short sleep duration and obesity in children and adults
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
    Sleep 31:619-26. 2008
    ..Recent epidemiological studies suggest that short sleep duration may be associated with the development of obesity from childhood to adulthood...
  50. ncbi request reprint Variant of SCN5A sodium channel implicated in risk of cardiac arrhythmia
    Igor Splawski
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Science 297:1333-6. 2002
    ..However, Y1102 may be a useful molecular marker for the prediction of arrhythmia susceptibility in the context of additional acquired risk factors such as the use of certain medications...
  51. pmc Cross-sectional versus prospective associations of sleep duration with changes in relative weight and body fat distribution: the Whitehall II Study
    Saverio Stranges
    Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology Group, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, England
    Am J Epidemiol 167:321-9. 2008
    ..23, 1.12), nor with the incidence of obesity (odds ratio(adjusted) = 1.05, 95% CI: 0.60, 1.82). There is no temporal relation between short duration of sleep and future changes in measures of body weight and central adiposity...
  52. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term selenium supplementation on the incidence of type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial
    Saverio Stranges
    State University of New York at Buffalo and Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:217-23. 2007
    ..Findings from animal models suggest that selenium supplementation improves glucose metabolism...
  53. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hypertension in individuals with different blood pressure salt-sensitivity: results of a 15-year follow-up study
    Gianvincenzo Barba
    Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, Avellino, Italy
    J Hypertens 25:1465-71. 2007
    ....
  54. pmc Salt and cardiovascular disease
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    BMJ 334:859-60. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint For the patient. How much salt is used in Ashanti, West Africa?
    Sally M Kerry
    Ethn Dis 15:150-1. 2005
  56. pmc Children under pressure: an underestimated burden?
    Saverio Stranges
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:288-90. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Sleep in children and adolescents: a worrying scenario: can we understand the sleep deprivation-obesity epidemic?
    Andrew Currie
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:230-2. 2007
  58. ncbi request reprint -344C/T Variant in the promoter of the aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) is associated with metabolic syndrome in men
    Paola Russo
    Unit of Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, Avellino, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 20:218-22. 2007
    ..We assessed the association between this genetic variant and metabolic syndrome in a large sample of European population...
  59. pmc Brief lifestyle interventions for hypertension: opportunity to provide useful information has been missed
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    BMJ 329:111; author reply 111-2. 2004