HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study suggests that inflammation may play a role in developing high blood pressure

High levels of C-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to an article in the December 10 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Increased levels of C-reactive protein are associated with chronic activation of the immune system, otherwise known as an inflammatory response, according to background information in the article. High C-reactive protein levels have also been linked to an increase risk of heart attack and stroke. Because of this association, some researchers believe that hypertension (high blood pressure) may be in part an inflammatory disorder.

Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues examined whether C-reactive protein levels were associated with hypertension.

The researchers studied 20,525 women who participated in the Women's Health Study, which started in 1992. Women participating in this study were 45 years or older at the beginning of the study, and had normal blood pressures (systolic blood pressure less than 140 mm Hg; diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg). Blood samples collected at the beginning of the study were used to measure C-reactive protein levels. Women were followed up for a median of 7.8 years (half the women were followed up longer than 7.8 years, half were followed up less than 7.8 years) for the development of hypertension.

Over the follow-up period, 5,365 women developed high blood pressure. The researchers found that "Overall, there was a positive association between increasing levels of C-reactive protein and risk of developing hypertension," the authors write. Participants with the highest levels of C-reactive protein measured at the beginning of the study were about twice as likely to develop hypertension.

"This study provides evidence that baseline levels of C-reactive protein are modestly but independently as
'"/>

Contact: Melanie Franco
617-534-1605
JAMA and Archives Journals
9-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/17/2019)... ... September 17, 2019 , ... ... October 18 "Pacifica Experience" Open House day on Pacifica's Lambert Campus, 249 ... programs in Depth Psychology, the Humanities, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Mythological ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 12, 2019 , ... “Heart Seizures”: a useful source ... artery disease as he hopes to prevent anyone from having it and to help ... John Saltwick, a writer who was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Predicted to experience ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... , ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... be held September 11-14 in Minneapolis at the Mall of America Radisson Blu. ... will be faculty members for the high-profile, knee-focused conference, which brings together more ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... PatientPay, the leading end-to-end patient payment solution ... a patent to reduce the level of effort a medical group must perform ... patient statements. , At the core of “Instant Integration for Installment Payments” is ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Women’s Excellence is pleased to welcome Dr. ... highly skilled Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She approaches patients compassionately and offers comprehensive obstetrical and ... visit is comfortable, patient-focused, and that every patient feels her concerns have been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2019)... ... September 18, 2019 , ... The ... training standards for eating disorder healthcare professionals, announces scholarship offerings for its 34th ... at ChampionsGate in Orlando. Intended for first-time attendees, the financial aid scholarships cover ...
(Date:9/18/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics, with locations in Minnetonka, ... Hybrid-Responsive™ website: https://www.lakeminnetonkaortho.com . , The staff of Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics ... with the practice more easily online. Improvements include increased usability, online scheduling, and ...
(Date:9/18/2019)... ... September 18, 2019 , ... Henry Ford e-Home Care has ... Henry Ford’s e-Home Care program. Achieving monthly readmission rates as low as 7%, ... first six months of 2019 by 45% compared with the prior six months ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: