Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blood Pressure is Rising

A new study published today shows that adolescent blood pressure is rising (Add Health). This is compared with a previous look at the nation's health (NHANES).
Although use of antihypertensives, consumption of food, caffeine, and cigarettes was recorded, there was no mention of exercise.
As we know, exercise initially causes blood pressure to increase, but following exercise, there is a decrease in blood pressure.
Hopefully, further NIH studies will examine the rates of adolescent exercise and blood pressure.