Wednesday, 29 August 2007

High blood pressure in babies

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Blood pressure is an issue that typically plagues senior citizens, but studies are showing that it can affect younger people too -- in fact, it can affect the youngest group of people: Newborns. When a mother smokes during pregnancy, their babies are proving to have an abnormally high blood pressure during the first few months of life. This is especially disconcerting because research shows that those who have high blood pressure early in life are at a much greater risk for heart problems later in life.

Health news like this involving pregnancy makes me especially angry -- It's one thing for a mother to make an unhealthy choice for herself, but it is supremely selfish to force their bad habits onto their unborn children. It's sick and so wrong. What do you think?

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