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Ethnic differences in blood pressure in young men living in similar environment: a study of international adoptees in Sweden.

Authors
  • Silventoinen, Karri
  • Sundström, Johan
  • Tynelius, Per
  • Eriksson, Johan
  • Rasmussen, Finn
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hypertension
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
28
Issue
7
Pages
1393–1399
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e328339f26d
PMID: 20442672
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest that international adoptees are not at higher risk for elevated blood pressure in young adulthood than native-born Swedes. Non-white genetic heritage or environmental exposures during pregnancy or in early life specific for adopted children may be associated with lower risk of hypertension.

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