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Grilled Meat Increases Risk for Hypertension

Cooking methods for meat, including fish, increase risk for high blood pressure, according to data presented at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans earlier this month.

High Blood Pressure in Mothers Linked to Childhood Obesity

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy affect children’s obesity risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers followed 88,406 mother-child pairs and tracked blood pressure measurements.

Hypertension Risk Influenced Before Birth?

Today's New England Journal of Medicine reports autopsy findings suggesting that hypertensive adults have fewer glomeruli (filter units) in their kidneys, compared to those without hypertension.