Journal article

The association between inflammation, obesity and elevated blood pressure in 16-25-year-old females

AK Subasinghe, JD Wark, A Gorelik, ET Callegari, SM Garland

JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

There is evidence to show an association between inflammation, obesity and elevated blood pressure. However, there is limited data for this relationship in adolescent females. We aimed to investigate the association between high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and elevated blood pressure in young Australian females. Women aged 16-25 years living in Victoria were randomly recruited via targeted Facebook advertising. Socio-demographic information was collected via a web-based questionnaire. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were conducted by trained staff. Hs-CRP was assessed using the Abbott Architect assay. The demographic data were collected from 639 females (mean ±s.d...

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