Posts Tagged "overweight kids"

Overweight Kids Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

Posted on Sep 24, 2009 in Chronic Disease

Friday, April 17, 2009NEW YORK – Children who are overweight but otherwise “healthy” may have stiff arteries, putting them at increased risk for heart disease, a study shows. As people age, the arteries normally lose some of their elasticity, making them less responsive to changes in blood flow. Stiff arteries put increased strain on the heart, often leading to high blood pressure. The rising prevalence of childhood obesity is associated with the premature development of cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the study team notes. In...

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Overweight Kids Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

Posted on Aug 10, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Friday, April 17, 2009 NEW YORK – Children who are overweight but otherwise “healthy” may have stiff arteries, putting them at increased risk for heart disease, a study shows. As people age, the arteries normally lose some of their elasticity, making them less responsive to changes in blood flow. Stiff arteries put increased strain on the heart, often leading to high blood pressure. The rising prevalence of childhood obesity is associated with the premature development of cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the study team notes. In...

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Overweight Kids Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Friday, April 17, 2009 NEW YORK – Children who are overweight but otherwise “healthy” may have stiff arteries, putting them at increased risk for heart disease, a study shows. As people age, the arteries normally lose some of their elasticity, making them less responsive to changes in blood flow. Stiff arteries put increased strain on the heart, often leading to high blood pressure. The rising prevalence of childhood obesity is associated with the premature development of cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the study team notes. In...

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