News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Blood pressure in teens predicts hypertension

Another shocker! If you are 'pre-hypertensive' as a teen, there's a good chance you'll have hypertension as an adult. Hmmm. It seems to me that's what pre-hypertensive means!

or to put it in their exact words,
Adolescents with blood pressure in the pre-hypertension range are at increased risk for developing full-blown hypertension within two years, according to a new report.
Or perhaps my favorite part (I emphasize):
"The findings indicate that children with high blood pressure readings are at increased risk for hypertension," Falkner emphasized.

Thanks Bonita Falkner, professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.


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