Obesity has many damaging effects on health including the development of high blood pressure. The two condition are linked with obese individuals presenting higher rates of hypertension than normal weight people. However, not all obese individuals are identified hypertensive by clinical standards.
In fact, weight gain is almost invariably linked with an increased blood pressure. This increase in blood pressure is in turn related the proportion of weight gain and even moderate weight gain can be associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension.