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'IVF children face a greater risk of high blood pressure'.

Byline: MARTIN BAGOT Health and Science Correspondent

CHILDREN born through IVF are six times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, research claims.

Babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies may also be at risk of developing other cardiovascular conditions.

Eight million babies have been born using ART since Louise Brown became the first test-tube baby in 1978. Report author Dr Emrush Rexhaj, of the University Hospital Bern in Switzerland, said: "The increased prevalence of arterial hypertension in ART participants is most concerning.

"There is growing evidence that ART alters the blood vessels in children but the long-term consequences were not known. "This places ART children at a six times higher rate of hypertension than children conceived naturally."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 4, 2018
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