Is the effect of low birth weight on cardiovascular mortality mediated through high blood pressure?

@article{Koupilov1999IsTE,
  title={Is the effect of low birth weight on cardiovascular mortality mediated through high blood pressure?},
  author={Ilona Koupilov{\'a} and David A Leon and Paul M. McKeigue and Hans O Lithell},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          19-25
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To explore whether the inverse association between birth weight and mortality from circulatory diseases is mediated through blood pressure in men aged 50-75 years. DESIGN Cohort study with retrospectively collected data on size at birth. SUBJECTS AND SETTING The study included 1334 men born during 1920-1924, living in Uppsala, Sweden, who were examined at the ages of 50 and 60 years, and followed-up to the end of 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Mortality from circulatory diseases… CONTINUE READING

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