Stress in early adulthood may lead to heighted risk of high blood pressure

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:

A new study from the online journal Heart suggests a link between the tendency to become easily stressed in adolescents and a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life. The research looked at more than 1.5 million 18-year-old men with normal blood pressure, who had been conscripted to the army in Sweden between 1969 and 1997 until the end of 2012 and were assessed for their levels of stress resilience. At the end of the study, those who were more prone to stress a at the age of 18 were associated with a heightened risk of high blood pressure. The study also shows an increase in the number of cases of high blood pressure, if a young person is overweight.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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