Exercising during pregnancy could protect your baby against high blood pressure in later life - Jenny Hope, Daily Mail
- Study looked at mothers who were physically active during pregnancy
- Found children had lower blood pressure when they reached age of 10
- Findings were even applied to babies born with a lower birth weight
- Study is first to show exercise habits could lower child's blood pressure
Pregnant women who exercise regularly may be helping their babies beat high blood pressure in later life, say researchers. They found the children of mothers who were physically active – especially in the last three months of pregnancy – had significantly lower blood pressure when they reached the age of 10. The finding even applied to babies with lower birth weight who are known to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life.
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