Navigation Links
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign
Date:6/14/2010

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News)-- Teen boys with normal blood pressure levels are three to four times more likely to develop high blood pressure in early adulthood than their female counterparts, a new study shows.

Researchers came to this conclusion after studying the blood pressure of 23,191 males and 3,789 females from an average age of 17 until 42. The participants were part of a long-term study conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces.

The study authors found that systolic blood pressure -- the first number in a blood pressure reading -- of 110 and above in the teenage years boosts the risk that a young man will develop high blood pressure when he reaches his 20s and 30s. Levels of 100, 105 and 110 were previously considered normal for teen males.

"Blood pressure values well below the hypertensive range already can serve as good predictors for future hypertension," study co-author Dr. Amir Tirosh, a fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a news release from the American Heart Association.

"The rate of progression to hypertension is higher in teenagers whose systolic blood pressure is 110 vs. those whose blood pressure is 100, and is different between boys and girls," he said.

Fourteen percent of the participants studied developed high blood pressure during the follow-up period, but only the group of girls considered obese had a substantially higher risk of developing it. Researchers speculated that the hormone estrogen may protect females from developing high blood pressure as early as the males did.

In the news release, the study authors added that their findings suggested it was never too early to start lifestyle interventions to prevent high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

The study was published online June 14 in Hypertension.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on hypertension.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Heart Association, June 14, 2010, news release.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Children with cochlear implants have quality of life equal to normal hearing peers
2. Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure
3. Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson's Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur, According to Feinstein Scientists
4. Parkinsons patients who are pathological gamblers also display abnormal social behavior
5. Surgeons Create Palate for Baby with Rare Facial Abnormality
6. Normal Cholesterol Doesnt Guarantee Healthy Heart
7. Overweight children may develop back pain and spinal abnormalities
8. Overweight Children may Develop Back Pain and Spinal Abnormalities
9. Deaf children with cochlear implants report similar quality of life to that of normal-hearing kids
10. Cells of aggressive leukemia hijack normal protein to grow
11. New study finds 70 percent of able-bodied hockey players have abnormal hip and pelvis MRIs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign 
(Date:5/29/2017)... ... May 29, 2017 , ... A New York high tech innovator and ... of the effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in helping nudge men forward to be ... Wayne Hartrick, President of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), whose mission is to ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... ... Starting in May, patients at The Bay Clinic of Chiropractic ... , Nerve-Express, originally designed for the Navy in the 1980s, measures the change in ... nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls all the critical unconscious functions of the ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... Florida Pain Relief ... that Jorge Fernandez-Silva, M.D., has joined its new Melbourne pain clinic. , ... on minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage many types of pain. ...
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... May 28, 2017 , ... Viewers likely know Rob Lowe ... award-winner is also noted for his work on NBC’s The West Wing and Parks ... of the new series “Informed,” which puts the spotlight on important modern-day issues that ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... ... ... visiting the dentist? You should go twice per year for checkups, but if you want ... Here are some dental tips to help out: , 1. Brushing Teeth - Brush your ... or a locker at school for a quick brushing after lunch. Use a small brush ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2017)... May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... 100,000 square feet to its Welch Allyn campus. ... commitment to bring more than 100 new jobs to ... Allyn has maintained a significant presence for more than ... new positions, a large portion of which will be ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... and SAN DIEGO , May 4, ... (ACOG) 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting— OBP Medical ... medical devices, today announced the launch of a new ... OfficeSPEC and ER-SPEC vaginal specula. Already ... extra-small and extra-large sizes makes OBP Medical,s line of ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... COUNTY, Calif. , May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... aspect of any hospital or healthcare facility. Commonly ... examination room is equipped with diagnostic imaging technology ... arteries of the heart. In these spaces, a ... angiography, catheterization, balloon angioplasty, percutaneous coronary intervention, congenital ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: