Avoid diuretics in normal BMI patients

Diuretics offer effective cardiovascular protection in obese hypertensive patients, but should be avoided in those of normal weight, a study suggests.

US researchers found that in obese people, an ACEI–thiazide combination was just as effective at preventing fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events as an ACEI–calcium-channel blocker combination.

Normal-weight people, by contrast, had substantially more events on the thiazide regimen than the