Advances & More News / Newly reported from the UK: Air Pollution Tied to Changes in Systolic Blood Pressure in Teens

Exposure to certain air pollutants is associated with changes in blood pressure (BP) among adolescents, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in PLOS ONE. Alexis Karamanos, Ph.D., from King's College London, and colleagues examined the association between air pollution and BP in adolescents. The analysis included data from 3,284 adolescents (80 percent from ethnic-minority groups) recruited from 51 schools and followed from 11-13 to 14-16 years of age. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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