Paper Information

Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   SPRING 2007 , Volume 11 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 51 To 55.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BREAST FEEDING IN INFANCY WITH BLOOD PRESSURE IN EARLY ADULT LIFE

 
 
Author(s):  MILADI GORJI H.*, GHORBANI R., EBRAHIMIAN A.A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY MEDICAL SCHOOL, SEMNAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SEMNAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Recent studies have shown that breast feeding reduces blood pressure (BP) in childhood, but association of breast feeding and BP in adulthood is not clear.

The aim of this study was to evaluate association between breast feeding in infancy with BP in early adult life. 
Methods: This cross-sectional study was done through random sampling on 384 students aged 18-32 years in Azad university of Semnan. Confounding variables were recorded in questionnaire by interview. At the first time, height and weight were measured. BP was measured in three sessions (morning, noon, evening) every other day. Duration of breast feeding was categorized into three groups (below 3 month or formula fed, 3-5 months,
³6 months). Data was evaluated statistically by Chisquare and One-way ANOV A test.

Results: Of 483 cases, 214 were male and 170 were female. The difference between mean age, number of smoking and BMI were not significant in three groups. Also the 3 groups were fully adjusted for sex distribution, family history of hypertension and high blood sugar. There was no significant difference in systolic and diastolic BP between 3 groups.
Conclusion: There is no association between breast feeding in infancy and blood pressure in early adult life.
 
Keyword(s): BREAST FEEDING, INFANT NUTRITION, MILK, BLOOD PRESSURE, ADULT
 
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