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Exercise blood pressure in young adults as a predictor of future blood pressure: a 12-year follow-up of medical school graduates.
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PMID:  15201859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has not been fully clarified whether exercise blood pressure (BP) in young adult men and women is useful to predict future BP, especially in Asian people. A long-term prospective study was conducted in graduates of a medical school in Japan; 138 men and 76 women whose mean age was 19.8 and 19.2, respectively, at baseline. A 5-min exercise tolerance test was performed at baseline, and BP immediately after exercise was measured. BP at 50% intensity exercise was also calculated. Multiple regression analysis was carried out to clarify the relationship of exercise BP at baseline to follow-up BP after an average of 12 years. In multivariate-adjusted models, the relationship of systolic blood pressure (SBP) at follow-up was stronger to SBP immediately after exercise (F=7.7, P=0.006) than to resting SBP (F=3.7, P=0.055) in men. The models in men showed that SBP immediately after exercise was a stronger predictor of follow-up SBP than SBP at 50% intensity exercise, and the results were similar for diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in men. For SBP in women, resting SBP was the strongest predictor of follow-up SBP (F=14.3, P<0.001), and exercise SBP was not significant predictor. For DBP in women, any DBP at rest or after exercise was not significantly related to DBP at follow-up. In young adult men, SBP and DBP immediately after exercise would be a stronger predictor of future SBP and DBP rather than BP at rest. However, in young adult women, resting SBP rather than exercise SBP would be better to predict future SBP.
M Nakashima; K Miura; T Kido; K Saeki; N Tamura; S Matsui; Y Morikawa; M Nishijo; Y Nakanishi; H Nakagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0950-9240     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-21     Completed Date:  2005-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  815-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Care for Students, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Longitudinal Studies
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Students, Medical

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