Prehypertension in children may raise cardiovascular risk, study says

06/4/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Prehypertensive children may have a higher risk of early cardiovascular disease or metabolic disorders, researchers reported at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress. German researchers said data showed prehypertensive boys and girls were more likely than boys and girls with normal blood pressure to be overweight and have high cholesterol levels.

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