Tag: Blood Pressure

Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Mothers who breastfeed for at least six months may have a somewhat lower risk of developing high blood pressure later on, new research suggests. For the new study, researchers looked at the correlation between breastfeeding and later risk of hypertension among close to 56,000 U.S. mothers taking part in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study II….

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Smoking Increases Women’s Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Among initially healthy women, smoking for even a short time is a potent risk factor for symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported in the June 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. “This study showed that—as has been previously shown for heart attacks and for lung cancer—that smoking…

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