Higher blood pressure at 18 means hardening arteries at 40

February 26, 2014

By Maanvi Singh Young people in their teens and early 20s probably aren’t thinking about heart disease. But maybe it’s time they did. People who have slightly higher blood pressure when they’re ages 18 to 25 are more likely to have high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries in their 40s, a study says. […]

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Obese kids at four-times risk of high blood pressure

September 23, 2013

By Amir Khan Childhood obesity can lead to a host of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, and the risk may be worse than previously thought, according to preliminary new research being presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions meeting. Researchers found that obese children are at a four-time […]

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Type 2 diabetes progresses faster in kids, study finds

June 4, 2013

By Serena Gordon Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly in children,” said Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president of medical affairs and […]

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Obese states: The highest and lowest rates of obesity, by state

March 18, 2013

The obesity rate in the United States is, on a whole, staying steady, according to a new Gallup-Healthways report. The report shows that the obesity rate was 26.2 percent in 2012, which is about the same as the 26.1 percent rate in 2011. State obesity rates have also largely remained unchanged, with only three states experiencing an increase in […]

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