Obese teens are at greater risk of suffering hypertension as adults

09/12/2013 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers followed more than 1,100 teens for 27 years and found that those who were obese were four times more likely than normal-weight peers to have adult hypertension. Even overweight teens had a twofold increased hypertension risk. Another study showed that having one or more readings of high blood pressure as children was linked to a threefold increased risk of hypertension in adulthood. Both studies were presented at the American Heart Association meeting.

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