High blood pressure common among overweight kids

October 24, 2013

Overweight and obese children have a high risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed the health records of nearly 250,000 children, aged 6 to 17, in California, and found those who were overweight were twice as likely as normal-weight children to have high blood pressure (hypertension). The risk was four […]

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Elevated blood pressure increasing among children

July 18, 2013

By Monte Morin The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and teens has risen 27 percent over a 13-year period, and is probably caused by over-consumption of salt and rising obesity, according to a new study. In a paper published July 14 in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), researchers examined health and […]

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