Education may help the fight against high blood pressure

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept.15 -- Higher educational levels of parents may be associated with a reduced risk of high blood pressure among teens later in life, suggests a small study presented at the American Heart Association's meeting on high blood pressure.

"Our study is the first to show that having parents with some college education can help teens compensate for the negative effects of living in a low socioeconomic neighborhood," says Dawn K. Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

"Having higher educated parents may result in health benefits for their children. The study reinforces the message that education is important," says Wilson.

Researchers do not have an explanation for the findings, however, co-author Wendy L. Kliewer, Ph.D., published a study last year that found that children of more educated mothers were more likely to feel that their mothers were available to discuss stressful life events, Wilson says. This study presented today is the first to link parental education to adolescents' blood pressure in reaction to stress.

"The teenage years are the perfect age to target because we can help them learn health behaviors that will reduce their risk of developing high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in adulthood,"says Wilson.

The researchers used census data to calculate neighborhood socioeconomic status (NEIGH SES) using variables such as percentage of households below the poverty line, female-headed households, owner-occupied households and vacant housing. They then divided 77 healthy teenagers, ages 13 to 16, into two groups: low NEIGH SES and high NEIGH SES. They divided each of those groups into two levels based on the amount of parental education.

The teenagers were given a test that measures blood pressure changes in response to stress. To measure blood pressure response researchers asked each teen to play a competitive video game three times. They were

Contact: Carole Bullock
American Heart Association

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
2. AGA launches Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative
3. UCSD Medical Center receives NIH contract to set up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum
4. Educational attainment may predict drinking outcomes following alcohol treatment
5. Peanut Allergy: Major Advances in Treatment and Education
6. Education is strongest predictor of smoking for pregnant women
7. Educational interventions boost participation in cervical screening
8. Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
9. Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
10. AAPS Announces First Online Education Event
11. Education Linked To Good Health Habits, Even In Old Age

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and Financial ... financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that began ... Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for animals ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, is announcing ... full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by reducing the ... incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The team of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association ... Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this ... health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... drug administration, today shared the results of a study ... the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study results ... May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical ... Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017 OBP Medical ... illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) ... cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED light source ... illumination and exposure of a tissue pocket or ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: