Early life environment may lead to high blood pressure in children
Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Charline Warembourg, Léa Maitre, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Serena Fossati, Theano Roumeliotaki, Gunn Marit Aasvang, Sandra Andrusaityte, Maribel Casas, Enrique Cequier, Lida Chatzi, Audrius Dedele, Juan-Ramon Gonzalez, Regina Gražulevičienė, Line Smastuen Haug, Carles Hernandez-Ferrer, Barbara Heude, Marianna Karachaliou, Norun Hjertager Krog, Rosemary McEachan, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Inga Petraviciene, Joane Quentin, Oliver Robinson, Amrit Kaur Sakhi, Rémy Slama, Cathrine Thomsen, Jose Urquiza, Marina Vafeiadi, Jane West, John Wright, Martine Vrijheid, Xavier Basagaña. Early-Life Environmental Exposures and Blood Pressure in Children. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2019; 74 (10): 1317 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.06.069