Prepubertal stature and blood pressure in early old age.

AIMS To test the hypothesis that childhood growth rate is a marker for formation of control mechanisms that influence blood pressure in early old age. METHODS Data are from a sample of 149 (74 male) members of Sir John Boyd Orr's survey of British families conducted between 1937 and 1939. Measured heights were collected between ages 5 and 8 years, and in… CONTINUE READING