Exposure to the Chinese famine in early life and the risk of hypertension in adulthood.

@article{Li2011ExposureTT,
  title={Exposure to the Chinese famine in early life and the risk of hypertension in adulthood.},
  author={Yanping Li and Vincent W V Jaddoe and Lu Qi and Yuna He and Jianqiang Lai and Jiansheng Wang and Jian Zhang and Yisong Hu and Eric L Ding and Xiaoguang Yang and Frank B Hu and Guan-sheng Ma},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          1085-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Maternal famine exposure has been associated with higher blood pressure in the offspring. The aim of the present study was to examine the associations of early life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine with the risk of hypertension in later life, and to examine whether a nutritional 'rich' environment in later life modifies this association. METHODS We used data of 7874 adults born between 1954 and 1964 from the 2002 China National Nutrition and Health Survey. Excess death rate… CONTINUE READING
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