Navigation Links
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
Date:7/10/2012

TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who use birth control pills and teen boys who drink alcohol are at increased risk for elevated blood pressure, according to a new study.

The risk is also greater among teens of both sexes who have a high salt intake and those with a higher body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on weight and height. High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the chances of heart disease and stroke.

Researchers looked at blood pressure, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity levels, prescription medicine use and eating habits among nearly 1,800 teens in Australia.

About 24 percent of the teens had pre-hypertension or hypertension, including 34 percent of those who were overweight and 38 percent of those who were obese.

Average systolic blood pressure (top number in a reading) among boys in the study was 9 mmHg higher than in girls in general. Among boys, systolic blood pressure was significantly associated with salt intake, alcohol consumption and BMI.

Regular physical activity was associated with lower diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure.

The use of birth control pills was significantly associated with higher blood pressure in girls. The average systolic blood pressure of girls who used birth control pills was 3.3 mmHg higher than in those who didn't use this form of contraception, and blood pressure was even higher in girls who used birth control pills and also had higher BMI readings.

Alcohol consumption did not affect blood pressure in girls, according to the study, which was published July 10 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

The major differences in blood pressure found between teens with healthy and less healthy lifestyles could have a significant impact on their risk for heart disease and stroke in adulthood, the researchers said.

"Adolescents need to be aware that a lifestyle which predis
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rating films with smoking R will cut smoking onset by teens
2. Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens
3. Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study
4. Sexting Common Among Teens: Survey
5. Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says
6. Sending sexually explicit photos by cell phone -- more common among teens than you might think
7. Teaching autistic teens to cope
8. Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
9. Alcohol abuse may be cause, rather than effect of social isolation, poor grades among teens
10. Sleep apnea persisting into teens can impact life skills, study finds
11. 1 in 3 Teens Admits to Texting While Driving
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
(Date:9/20/2014)... The festival season is coming soon. The high-end fashion designer ... cocktail dresses . A lot of sophisticated women like its ... new promotion for its high quality clothes. Now, each of ... 20 to 71 percent off. , The company’s cocktail ... provided in many fashionable colors. Mary, the company’s sales manager, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Recently, Best ... site, has launched its new website. The new ... of popular hosting products for customers. Here, people ... make a purchasing decision. Also, it has recommended ... , One of the great web hosting ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Plumbing construction ... out of 5, indicating a moderately favorable purchasing environment ... score reflects current and future pricing trends that will ... prices. Other factors that negatively affect buyer power are ... construction and the moderate switching costs. Buyers benefit, however, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 The Arizona Advanced ... is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by opening its doors ... processing and additive manufacturing labs will be offered between ... at MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern ... Lot D. , The AzAMI at MCC was established ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 Nearly 780 ... of Common Pleas where a meeting took place to ... complaints pending in the court’s mass tort program. ... meet this past week at the Complex Litigation Center ... consolidated for pretrial proceedings. The Risperdal lawsuits filed against ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High-end Fashion Designer BellasDress Offers Luxurious Cocktail Dresses For Sophisticated Women 2Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Launches Its New Website And Recommends InMotion To Worldwide People 2Health News:Plumbing Construction Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Plumbing Construction Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Plumbing Construction Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 4Health News:National Manufacturing Day Open House at Mesa Community College Oct. 3 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... the future may be painless and noninvasive, thanks to smart ... test for skin cancer, patients today must endure doctors cutting ... lab and anxiously awaiting the results. Using laser microscopes that ... have the tools to painlessly scan a patient,s troublesome mole ...
... have discovered a signaling pathway that is crucial to ... data, obtained from cells, animals and ALI patients, suggest ... the targets significantly reduced flooding of the lungs that ... is a devastating disease, with 40 percent mortality and ...
... Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,s Nanotechnology ... Hybrid Silica Technologies, have received approval for their ... US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an ... imaging of cancer, which may be useful for ...
... a patient,s immune system and enables them to fight the ... first time in the UK. The treatment will use ... of Southampton, which will treat a selected group of volunteers ... forms of bone marrow and blood cancer. Scientists ...
... MONDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A man is much more ... another woman than a girlfriend who had sex with another man, ... to stick with a man who had sex with another woman ... The findings provide new insight into the general male desire to ...
... Sprint Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads (Medtronic) failed more ... heart disease, according to a multicenter study published online ... that lead failure was not associated with death or ... the patients whose leads fractured experienced painful inappropriate shocks, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smart lasers could make cancer biopsies painless, help speed new drugs to market 2Health News:Researchers discover signaling pathway crucial to acute lung injury 2Health News:Cancer-targeting investigational nanoparticle receives FDA IND approval for first-in-human trial 2Health News:Cancer-targeting investigational nanoparticle receives FDA IND approval for first-in-human trial 3Health News:Southampton scientists begin patient trials of new leukemia cancer vaccine 2Health News:Southampton scientists begin patient trials of new leukemia cancer vaccine 3Health News:Recalled ICD leads fail in women, youths most often 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 UBM Medica ... a leading online community to help oncologists and other ... available regarding the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, ... research and treatment.  Every September, ... way to raise awareness about blood cancers—helping to increase ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... DALLAS , September 19, 2014 ... Market by Equipment Type (Benchtop, Mobile, Industrial, & ... Others), Technology (Tray-style, Manifold, & Rotary) & Geography ... by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the lyophilization market ... regions with analyses and projections of the market ...
(Date:9/19/2014)...  Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTN ), ... today that it has entered into definitive agreements ... and 3,605,042 unregistered warrants in a registered direct ... share of common stock and one unregistered warrant ... will be $3.475.  The warrants have an exercise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 4Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 2Lyophilization Market Worth $5,121.5 Million by 2019 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... , , FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 11 Misonix, ... invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is ... other acute health conditions, has entered into a new, ... in Lima, Peru, for the distribution of the SonaStar(TM) ...
... , BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 11 Spherix Inc. (Nasdaq: ... a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, ... Dr. Robert Lodder, will be presenting at the Annual OneMedPlace ... Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lodder will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Peru 2Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Peru 3Spherix to Present at Annual OneMedPlace Finance Forum and at EBD Biotech Showcase in San Francisco 2Spherix to Present at Annual OneMedPlace Finance Forum and at EBD Biotech Showcase in San Francisco 3
... with obstructive sleep apnea necessitating tracheotomy, or ... Also indicated where airway access for pulmonary ... ,Another excellent choice for a sleep apnea ... series. Available with a low profile inner ...
... additional patient safety, the laryngectomy ... integral 15 mm ISO termination ... a ventilator, with or without ... , ,Portex® laryngectomy tubes ...
... nature of the silicone tube material allows ... and more comfort than tubes made of ... comfortable and compliant neck flange allows the ... irritation. A comprehensive range of sizes insures ...
... that in excess of 10% of all ... a specialized tracheostomy tube. Bivona® Fixed-Flange Hyperflex™ ... and can adapt to the unique anatomical ... extra horizontal length, extra vertical length, ...
Medicine Products: