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Dongfeng-Tongji cohort

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By John T Cathey Medical editor and writer
Zhongqiang Cao, Lijun Shen, Jing Wu, Handong Yang, Weimin Fang, Weihong Chen, Jing Yuan, Youjie Wang, Yuan Liang, Tangchun Wu
OBJECTIVE: Evidence from epidemiological studies suggested that shorter and longer duration of nocturnal sleeping may increase the risk of hypertension for older adults. Little is known about the duration of midday nap on the variability of blood pressure among older adults. In this study, we examined whether duration of habitual midday nap is associated with level of blood pressure or the risk of hypertension in a middle-aged and older Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 27 009 participants (mean age 63...
October 2014: Journal of Hypertension
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