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Association of diarrhoea in childhood with blood pressure and coronary heart disease in older age: analyses of two UK cohort studies.

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BACKGROUND: There is a suggestion that acute dehydration in childhood may lead to elevated blood pressure. We examined if episodes of diarrhoea in childhood, a recognized proxy for acute dehydration, were related to measured blood pressure and coronary heart disease in older adults. METHODS: Data were pooled from two prospective UK cohort studies (participants born 1920-39) in which episodes of diarrhoea were ascertained from health visitor records from birth until 5 years of age. Blood press...

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10.1093/ije/dym178

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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Pages:
1349-1355
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:efe4b007-a5f2-4484-8ade-bc9b82738370
Source identifiers:
126383
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pubs:126383

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