Monday, July 07, 2003

Blood pressure and bottle feeding: "Blood pressure and bottle feeding
(Monday, 7th July 2003)

Link between BP and diet in babyhood?

Further evidence that nutrition in the early months of life may affect blood pressure (BP) measurements in adulthood has been published by researchers from the UK.

Richard Martin and his team, from the Universities of Bristol and Wales, followed-up participants in the Barry Caerphilly Growth Study, born in the years 1972 to 1974, who were currently in their twenties. As babies, half had been given extra supplements of dried formula milk (based on cows' milk), while the other half had breastfed or formula fed according to their mothers' preference. In the early 1970s, breastfeeding was not fashionable and large numbers of babies were formula fed. "

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