Rapid weight gain in young children linked to later hypertension

04/26/2012 | United Press International

An Australian study of children from birth to age 14 showed the top 32% with the fastest weight gain had high blood pressure that could be detected as early as age 3. Reducing childhood obesity and early fat gain could curb levels of metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, the lead researcher said. The findings were presented at the European Society of Hypertension conference.

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