Oral contraceptive use in girls and alcohol consumption in boys are associated with increased blood pressure in late adolescence.

@article{LeHa2013OralCU,
  title={Oral contraceptive use in girls and alcohol consumption in boys are associated with increased blood pressure in late adolescence.},
  author={Chi Le-Ha and Lawrence J Beilin and Sally Burrows and Rae Chi Huang and Wendy H Oddy and Beth H Hands and Trevor Anthony Mori},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={947-55}
}
AIMS Lifestyle behaviours established during adolescence may adversely affect blood pressure (BP) and contribute to gender differences in cardiovascular risk in adulthood. We aimed to assess the association of health behaviours with BP in adolescents, using data from the Western Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Study. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis on 1248 Raine Study adolescents aged 17 years, to examine associations between lifestyle factors and BP. RESULTS Boys had 8.97 mmHg higher… CONTINUE READING
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