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Research Article

Labile hypertension and jogging: new diagnostic tool or spurious discovery?

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282 doi: (Published 14 February 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;282:542
  1. W Fitzgerald


    A labile hypertensive black man reviews his own personal history of hypertension, based on intensive self-study. The evidence suggests that aerobic isotonic exercise (jogging) depresses labile pressure values, forcing them down to near basal levels and preventing a rise to previous blood pressure levels for several hours.