Preterm Birth is a Risk Factor For Hypertension
Later in Life
Medical and technological advances have made it possible for
more preterm babies to survive into adulthood,
making a new population of adults with unknown
health risks. However, a recent study by Stefan
Johansson, MD et al. from the Karolinska
Institute in Stockholm, Sweden published in the
November 29, 2005 issue of Circulation
showed that young men who were born preterm have
a higher risk of high systolic blood pressure
than men born at or beyond full term. They also
showed that the risk for high systolic blood
pressure increases as gestational age decreases.
Protein Shows Significant Lowering of Blood Pressure
intake of soy protein shows promising means of
preventing and treating hypertension. At the 12th
World Congress on Heart Disease in Vancouver B.C., Jiang
He M.D. from Tulane University in Louisiana discussed
the benefits of consuming soy protein for hypertension.
At the meeting, sponsored by the International Academy
of Cardiology, Dr. He presented results from a
multi-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
of soybean protein in 302 Chinese adults.
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