Bone lead and blood lead levels in relation to baseline blood pressure and the prospective development of hypertension: the Normative Aging Study.

@article{Cheng2001BoneLA,
  title={Bone lead and blood lead levels in relation to baseline blood pressure and the prospective development of hypertension: the Normative Aging Study.},
  author={Yifan Cheng and Joel Schwartz and David Sparrow and Antti Aro and Scott T. Weiss and Howard Hu},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={164-71}
}
Between 1991 and 1997, the authors studied 833 participants of the Normative Aging Study in a substudy of bone lead levels (measured by K-shell x-ray fluorescence), blood lead levels, and hypertension. Among these subjects, 337 were classified as normotensive, and 182 and 314 were classified as having borderline and definite hypertension, respectively, at baseline. These bone and blood lead levels were typical of those of community-exposed men. Among the 519 subjects with no history of definite… CONTINUE READING