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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, October 26, 2018

IVF Kids May Suffer From High Blood Pressure

From Business Standard:

Turns out, kids born through fertilization may be more likely to develop

A research published in the Journal of the found a higher average blood pressure among teens born through IVF than in children conceived naturally.

For the study, researchers compared 54 teens conceived through IVF with 43 of their friends who had been conceived naturally. The teens' average age was 17.

In adults, a blood pressure above 120/80 is considered high. But in children and adolescents, a normal blood pressure depends on age and height. If a youngster has a higher blood pressure than 90 percent to 95 percent of other males or females his or her age and height, then the child may have high blood pressure.

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