High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Could Cause Problem's For Your Baby's Brain

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By Molly Grady

A mother's high blood pressure during pregnancy may affect her child's intelligence all the way into old age.

Researchers in Finland tested hundreds of men in their 60's.

They found the thinking skills of men born to mothers who had high blood pressure were several points lower than men whose mothers had normal blood pressure levels.

Researchers think the cognitive decline may be related to problems in utero where the majority of brain development happens.

 



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