Black boys in solo-parent families have higher BP levels in adulthood

12/2/2013 | HealthDay News

In an analysis of data on more than 500 black men in Washington, D.C., researchers found that those who spent their entire childhood in single-parent households had higher levels of systolic blood pressure compared with peers who lived in two-parent homes for a year or more. Living with both parents during childhood was associated with a 46% reduced risk of hypertension, according to the study published in the journal Hypertension.

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