Association between sleep duration and blood pressure in adolescents

@article{Pacincia2013AssociationBS,
  title={Association between sleep duration and blood pressure in adolescents},
  author={In{\^e}s Paci{\^e}ncia and Henrique Almeida Barros and Joana Ara{\'u}jo and Elisabete Vargas Ramos},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={747-752}
}
In adults, sleep has an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. However, in young adolescents, the effect is unclear. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between sleep duration and blood pressure (BP) in subjects of 13 years of age. We evaluated 1771 adolescents as part of a population-based cohort (Epidemiological Health Investigation of Teenagers). Sleep duration was estimated based on the difference between self-reported usual… CONTINUE READING
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