Preterm birth: a novel risk factor for higher blood pressure in later life.


There is compelling epidemiological and experimental data that suggest that blood pressure in later life can be programmed by adverse influences during fetal life.1 Evidence for the theory of developmental programming of adult health and disease was first based on the geographical association of deaths from heart disease to death rates among newborn infants… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.186551