Navigation Links
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers identify risks of hypertension in young adults
Date:7/27/2010

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL - July 27, 2010 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveal in a new, large-scale study that "normal" blood pressure at age 17 can still predict hypertension at early adulthood and that teenage boys are three to four times more likely to develop high blood pressure in early adulthood than girls.

According to the study published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, the research team assessed how teenage boys and girls with normal blood pressure might progress into becoming young adults with hypertension. Currently, systolic blood pressures of 100 to 110 and even up to 120 are considered within the normal range for adolescents. Other traits like weight, height and body mass index (BMI) have a range of distribution that is considered "normal."

"Frequently called the 'silent killer,' hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease and vascular diseases like stroke," explains researcher Dr. Assaf Rudich, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at BGU. "It is increasing along with the obesity epidemic, but regrettably, young adults who are otherwise healthy frequently are not screened for becoming hypertensive."

The BGU researchers examined the development of blood pressure from adolescence to young adulthood in 23,191 boys and 3,789 girls from ages 17 to 42 by taking regular readings of their blood pressure and BMI of Israel Defense Forces personnel who were not hypertensive at age 17 in their initial evaluation before recruitment.

The study revealed two substantive findings:

  • In boys, there is a strong correlation between blood pressure and BMI at age 17. This means that while the blood pressure reading may be in the "normal range," there is a greater risk for hypertension when BMI is also evaluated. The rate of progression to hypertension is higher in boys whose systolic blood pressure is 110 versus those whose bl
    '/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Laviin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. FDA approves trial for type 1 diabetes treatment by Ben-Gurion U. and U. Colorado
2. Ben-Gurion U researchers isolate microalgal strain that could reduce cholesterol
3. Uniform method to interpret autism spectrum disorders is defined at Ben-Gurion University
4. Anti-inflammatory drugs (coxibs) interfere with aspirins clotting ability -- Ben-Gurion U.
5. Heartburn drugs deemed safe for fetuses according to Ben-Gurion University researchers
6. Ben-Gurion University Alzheimers researcher demonstrates specific immune response to vaccine
7. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev technology being developed for use in Jordan desalination plant
8. Ben-Gurion U. developing new computer techniques to analyze historic Hebrew and Arabic documents
9. 1 in 6 health workers wont report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers
10. Ben-Gurion U. researchers reveal connection between cancer and human evolution
11. Ben-Gurion University research and technology used in new solar energy farm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/20/2015)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the addition ... report to their offering. This report analyzes ... report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 ...
(Date:3/19/2015)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... mobile commerce market, announces its biometric payment technology, the Wocket® ... this week on Washington DC,s Fox ... segment "The Next Great Thing", host Laura Evans ... and ,a really big breakthrough in mobile payment.,  ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... March 17, 2015 Emotient, the leader ... today announced general availability of Emotient Analytics ... the analysis of facial expressions. The system analyzes ... content, products and services. It delivers audience response ... sentiment - as derived from facial evidence of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 3New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 2New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 3New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 4
... Irvines Henry Samueli School of Engineering has received ... to establish a center focused on researching and ... The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology ... members and experts by incorporating both undergraduate and ...
... A chorus of signals . . . ... microscopy, moves the field towards probing energy transformation at ... measure the cantilevers movements over the surface of a ... and detects response over a continuous band of frequencies, ...
... and children receiving artificial heart-valve replacements face several repeat ... become too small and must be traded for bigger ... a solution: living, growing valves created in the lab ... issue of Circulation published September 11, they describe making ...
Cached Biology News:UCI receives $5M from Edwards Lifesciences 2Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2007 2Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2007 3A step toward tissue-engineered heart structures for children 2
(Date:3/25/2015)... Hills, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 ... Cole-Parmer® Symmetry® Top-Loading Balances and Analytical Balances to ... The expanded line of weighing balances from the ... Precision Toploading Balances increase your efficiency by ... a variety of samples. Weighing modes include parts ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Point-of-Care Partners, a leading health ... has launched the ePrescribing State Law Capsule -- ... ePrescribing regulatory requirements in all 50 states and ... continues to change rapidly, so we have evolved ... and ultimately patients, need," said Tony Schueth ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... and the HAGUE, Netherlands ... two-year results of LES Stimulation therapy for chronic gastro-esophageal ... journal Surgery [ Surgery . 2015; ... of its minimally-invasive therapy. The study ... duration of 11 years and taking prescribed daily proton ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... , March 25, 2015 ... today version 4 of Face2Gene, allowing geneticists ... from computers, as well as mobile devices. Face2Gene® facilitates ... human malformations to present comprehensive and up-to-date genetic references. ... Clinical Genetics Meeting, ACMG 2015, in Salt ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Economical Top-Loading and Analytical Symmetry Balances from Cole-Parmer 2Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePrescribing State Law Capsule 2EndoStim LES Stimulation therapy demonstrates long term safety and efficacy results in treating reflux patients 2EndoStim LES Stimulation therapy demonstrates long term safety and efficacy results in treating reflux patients 3FDNA Releases a Multi-Platform Version of Face2Gene, a Genetic Search and Reference Solution at ACMG 2015 2
... The grand majesty of the IT industry is huddled in ... the occasional skirmish over into the Kingdom of Marketing or ... maps of the world mostly contain a great deal of ... that blue ocean of business process. Beyond that there be ...
... an e-mail program developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is ... , ,Following close on the heels of Firefox, the ... ad in the New York Times, the open-source e-mail ... Thunderbird has a clean interface that makes it ...
... — As a former attorney and current managing ... Gulbrandsen certainly has tackled his share of challenges. But ... and its Public Advisory Committee, for which he recently ... little intimidated. , ,"I have to tell you, it's ...
Cached Biology Technology:Information technology past the end of the Earth 2Information technology past the end of the Earth 3Google and Mozilla e-mail apps offer more space, escape from viruses 2Google and Mozilla e-mail apps offer more space, escape from viruses 3Gulbrandsen tackles 'daunting' challenges in Patent Office 2
... LC Sciences provides a comprehensive epitope ... microarrays synthesized on Paraflo microfluidic chips ... biosensor development. This comprehensive service includes ... assays using sample(s) provided by you, ...
... ,Schistosomal glutathione-S-transferase (GST) is commonly ... proteins in E. coli (1). The GSTTag ... production and in some cases the solubility ... a soluble, properly folded form, GSTTag fusion ...
... The Bio-Stack is compatible with ... systems. Speed, ease of use and ... routine microplate process. When used with ... reagent dispenser, the Bio-Stacks small footprint ...
... and versatile automated strip washer which can ... manifold. This breakthrough design allows for independent ... for overfill washing and overflow protection in ... of fitting dispense and aspirate tubes into ...
Biology Products: