Maternal malaria, birth size and blood pressure in nigerian newborns: Insights into the developmental origins of hypertension from the ibadan growth cohort

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Hypertension is an increasing health issue in sub-Saharan Africa where malaria remains common in pregnancy. We established a birth cohort in Nigeria to evaluate the early impact of maternal malaria on newborn blood pressure (BP).

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Ayoola, O. O., Gemmell, I., Omotade, O. O., Adeyanju, O. A., Cruickshank, J. K., & Clayton, P. E. (2011). Maternal malaria, birth size and blood pressure in nigerian newborns: Insights into the developmental origins of hypertension from the ibadan growth cohort. PLoS ONE, 6(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024548

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