Ugeskr Læger 2013;175:
A total of 60 attendees at a medical conference had their peripheral and central blood pressure measured before and after the conference dinner. While heart rate increased, all measurements of peripheral and central blood pressure showed lower values after dinner. Furthermore, attendees’ central vascular age was reduced by 13 years after dinner when augmentation index was evaluated in relation to age. Although 13% experienced postprandial hypotension, the present study motivates attendance at medical conference dinners due to the health implications of lowered blood pressure.