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Hostility and Impatience as Risk Factors for Hypertension

Hostility and Impatience as Risk Factors for Hypertension To the Editor: Dr Yan and colleagues1 found that that the psychological variables of time urgency/impatience and hostility were associated with an increased 15-year risk of developing hypertension in young adults. However, the authors had previously reported that these data showed that hostility was not related to blood pressure (BP) at 7 years of follow-up, or was perhaps even inversely related.2 Although the current article followed up these individuals for a longer period of time, one would have expected at least a trend in the same direction after 7 years. References 1. Yan LL, Liu K, Matthews KA. et al. Psychosocial factors and risk of hypertension: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. JAMA.2003;290:2138-2148.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?db=m&form=6&Dopt=r&uid=entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14570949&dopt=AbstractGoogle Scholar 2. Liu K, Ruth KJ, Flack JM. et al. Blood pressure in young blacks and whites: relevance of obesity and lifestyle factors in determining differences: the CARDIA study. Circulation.1996;93:60-66.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?db=m&form=6&Dopt=r&uid=entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8616942&dopt=AbstractGoogle Scholar http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Hostility and Impatience as Risk Factors for Hypertension

JAMA , Volume 291 (6) – Feb 11, 2004

Hostility and Impatience as Risk Factors for Hypertension

Abstract

To the Editor: Dr Yan and colleagues1 found that that the psychological variables of time urgency/impatience and hostility were associated with an increased 15-year risk of developing hypertension in young adults. However, the authors had previously reported that these data showed that hostility was not related to blood pressure (BP) at 7 years of follow-up, or was perhaps even inversely related.2 Although the current article followed up these individuals for a longer period of time, one...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.291.6.692-a
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Abstract

To the Editor: Dr Yan and colleagues1 found that that the psychological variables of time urgency/impatience and hostility were associated with an increased 15-year risk of developing hypertension in young adults. However, the authors had previously reported that these data showed that hostility was not related to blood pressure (BP) at 7 years of follow-up, or was perhaps even inversely related.2 Although the current article followed up these individuals for a longer period of time, one would have expected at least a trend in the same direction after 7 years. References 1. Yan LL, Liu K, Matthews KA. et al. Psychosocial factors and risk of hypertension: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. JAMA.2003;290:2138-2148.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?db=m&form=6&Dopt=r&uid=entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14570949&dopt=AbstractGoogle Scholar 2. Liu K, Ruth KJ, Flack JM. et al. Blood pressure in young blacks and whites: relevance of obesity and lifestyle factors in determining differences: the CARDIA study. Circulation.1996;93:60-66.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?db=m&form=6&Dopt=r&uid=entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8616942&dopt=AbstractGoogle Scholar

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 11, 2004

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