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High Blood Pressure Runs in Families
Date:3/24/2008

Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- A 54-year study has solidified the link between parents' high blood pressure and the chances their children will develop this significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

A family history of hypertension is well-established as a warning sign -- researchers estimate that 35 percent to 65 percent of high blood pressure is inherited.

However, "there are a couple of unique features about our study," said Nae-Yuh Wang, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and lead author of a report in the March 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"One is that we have an incredible amount of data," Wang said. His group followed 1,160 men in a study that started in 1947, when the participants were medical students, and made annual measurements of their blood pressure over the next five decades.

"And we did not just recall the usual data," Wang added. "We were able to classify the potential risk a lot better."

At the start, 264 participants reported at least one parent with high blood pressure, while only 20 had two parents with high blood pressure. By the end of the study, 583 new cases of parental hypertension were diagnosed, so that 701 (60 percent) of the group had at least one parent with high blood pressure, and 166 (14 percent) had two.

The age at which high blood pressure was detected in the parents was important, Wang said.

"What we found was that if parents have hypertension early, their children have a significantly higher risk of developing hypertension at an early age," he said. "If the parents develop hypertension at the age of 55 or earlier, the lifetime risk for the children is seven-fold higher than normal."

The lesson for young adults is that they should pay attention to their parents' blood pressure, Wang
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