CURRENT RESEARCH: Black men raised by single parent had higher blood pressure as adults

14 Jan

According to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, African-American men raised in single-parent households in Washington, D.C., had higherblood pressure as adults than men raised by two parents.

The study is the first to link childhood family living arrangements to adult blood pressure in African- American men, who have higher rates of high blood pressure than men in other ethnic groups.

“If the childhood environment’s influence on blood pressure is confirmed, it suggests that policies and programs designed to create and maintain family stability in childhood could have a long-lasting impact on the risk of hypertension,” researchers said.Image

Read more here: http://blog.heart.org/black-men-raised-by-single-parent-had-higher-blood-pressure-as-adults/

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One Response to “CURRENT RESEARCH: Black men raised by single parent had higher blood pressure as adults”

  1. Hearts of Color, Inc February 23, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    This can and cannot be factual for the reason ones living environment and economics weigh heavier, in my opinion.

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