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High blood pressure indicator in babies

September 3, 2008 8:20:43 AM PDT
Babies who gain weight quickly in the first months after birth may have a higher risk of getting high blood pressure as adults.British researchers studied 679 young adults in Britain. They found that babies who gained weight not only in the first five months after being born, but again from age 2 to 5, were more likely to have high blood pressure.

The study is in The Journal Hypertension.


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