Familial burden of hypertension and its effect on blood pressure levels, insulin resistance, and intracellular ions in Greek offspring.

We examined the effect of familial burden of hypertension on blood pressure (BP) levels, insulin resistance (IR), and intracellular ions in healthy offspring of Greek families with one, two, or no hypertensive parents. A total of 118 adolescents and young adults were recruited. Three groups were formed: Group A, both parents were normotensive (N-N); Group B… CONTINUE READING