‘The prevention of adult diseases, such as starting or during childhood,’ said James D. Simonetti, MD, lead author of the study at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and currently assistant professor of pediatrics at the ‘Children’s Hospital of the’ University of Bern in Switzerland. ‘Parental smoking is not only a loss of lung function of children, but it represents a risk to cardiovascular health in the future.’Exposure to tobacco smoke may have a similar impact on blood pressure in children in the United States, the researchers said.
The encouraging results of studies suggest that strictly smoke-free environments, particularly at home, can help maintain cardiovascular health not only in adults but in children, researchers said.
‘Childhood blood pressure consistently tracks into adult life,’ said Simonetti. ‘Suppression of preventable risk factors as soon as possible, reduce the risk of heart disease later on and improve long-term health of children.’
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The Manfred-Lautenschlager Stiftung, Reimann-Dubbers-Stiftung, Dietmar-Hopp-Stiftung and the Swiss Society of Hypertension AstraZeneca scholarship funded the study.
As an extension of a standard examination of school health, 4236 boys and girls kindergarten in the German district that includes Heidelberg had their blood pressure measured. Among parents reporting smoking, 28.5 % were fathers, mothers, 20.7 % and 11.
The study is the first to show that breathing tobacco smoke increases the blood pressure in children as young as 4 or 5 years.
The impact was greater for systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure , the lowest number in a reading when the heart is measured between the beats.
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After adjustment for other risk factors to have parents with high blood pressure, premature births or low birth weight, blood pressure, being overweight or obese were significantly higher in children of smoking parents.
Children with a parent smoking were 21 % more likely to have a systolic blood pressure in addition to 15 %, even after adjusting for risk factors for disease heart to others, such as birth weight, body mass index, and parents.