Preemie Mothers Are At Increased Risk Of Developing High Blo
A major study claimed that mothers of premature babies are more than twice as likely to develop high blood pressure. The study tracked more than 2 million women for a period of 45 years, allowing researchers to explore both the immediate and long term risk of hypertension following birth. Results showed that women who delivered preterm had a greater than 1.6 fold risk of hypertension and women who delivered extremely preterm had a 2.2 fold risk within the next 10 years compared with those who delivered full term. These risks decreased but remained significantly elevated 40 years later and were not explained by shared familial factors. These results suggest that preterm delivery is a lifelong risk factor for hypertension in women.

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