• Air pollution exposure associated with elevated BP in children, adolescents

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Among children and adolescents, exposure to short- and long-term high air pollution levels during childhood increased the likelihood of having high BP later in life, researchers reported.
    “Previous studies have found that the lungs of children may be exposed to higher concentrations of ambient particles than adults, suggesting that children would be at greater risk from the adverse effects of air pollution,” Miao Huang, MD, from the Center of Clinical Pharmacology at the Third Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of
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  • Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

    Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

    7 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and the risk of hypertension later in life.
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