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Lifestyle in Progression From Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy to Chronic Hypertension in Nurses' Health Study II: Observational Cohort Study

Timpka, Simon; Stuart, Jennifer J.; Tanz, Lauren J.; Rimm, Eric B.; Franks, Paul W.; Rich-Edwards, Janet W.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: December 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 12 - p 701–703
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000527929.12186.4b
OBSTETRICS: MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY
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(Abstracted from BMJ 2017;358:j3024)

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs: preeclampsia and gestational hypertension) are associated with earlier onset of chronic hypertension and a higher risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke and affect between 5% and 10% of parous women. There is little guidance for the prevention of chronic hypertension among women with a history of HDPs, and the role of lifestyle in the progression from HDPs to chronic hypertension is unclear, including whether established lifestyle interventions are as effective in women with a history of HDPs as in the general population.

Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital (S.T., J.J.S., L.J.T., J.W.R.-E.); Harvard Medical School (S.T., E.B.R., J.W.R.-E.), Boston, MA; Lund University Diabetes Center, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden (S.T., P.W.F.); Departments of Epidemiology (J.J.S., L.J.T., E.R.B., J.W.R.-E.) and Nutrition (E.B.R., P.W.F.), Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (E.B.R.), Boston, MA

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