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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Obesity in Children

High blood pressure during pregnancy poses serious risks to mothers and babies. It may also increase the risk for childhood obesity, a new study reports. Chinese researchers studied 88,406 mother-child pairs, with complete data on maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and multiple follow-ups between ages 4 and 7 for the children. About 10 percent of [...]

By |2017-09-29T14:11:32+10:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Obesity, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Youth Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure

istockphoto Young adults who regularly binge drink have elevated blood pressure compared to those who drink occasionally, and could wind up with high blood pressure, researchers warn in a new study. Among binge-drinking young adults, investigators found that systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) is 2.6 to 4 points higher compared [...]

Phthalates: Study links chemicals widely found in plastics, processed food to elevated blood pressure in children, teens

Now, new research published this Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that certain types of phthalates could pose another risk to children: compromised heart health. Drawing on data from a nationally representative survey of nearly 3,000 children and teens, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington [...]

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