Parental subfertility is associated with higher blood pressure in offspring

Derk Kuiper, Sacha la Bastide-van Gemert, Annemieke Hoek, Jorien Seggers, Maaike Haadsma, Maas Jan Heineman, Mijna Hadders-Algra*

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Abstract

Increased childhood blood pressure (BP) can lead to increased BP later in life and even small increases have been associated with a higher risk of adult cardiovascular disease. In contrast, lower childhood BP has been associated with more favourable health outcomes. One study found that a 2 mmHg reduction in childhood diastolic BP was associated with a 17% decrease in the prevalence of adult hypertension . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-374
Number of pages2
JournalActa Paediatrica
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2019

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