A dogma of cardiology is that blood pressure (BP) increases with age.1,2 Yet studies of non-Westernized adults from isolated hunter-gatherer peoples have found little evidence of an age-associated rise in BP.3 To date, no studies have recorded BP in children of isolated communities and examined the age-BP association over the entire lifespan, and no studies have compared age-BP association in geographically colocated communities with different levels of Westernization.
Mueller NT, Noya-Alarcon O, Contreras M, Appel LJ, Dominguez-Bello MG. Association of Age With Blood Pressure Across the Lifespan in Isolated Yanomami and Yekwana Villages. JAMA Cardiol. Published online November 14, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3676
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