Overweight, obese youths have greater risk of developing hypertension

10/11/2013 | HealthDay News

A study of almost 250,000 6- to 17-year-olds in California showed that overweight youths had a twofold risk of having high blood pressure compared with their normal-weight peers. The odds of developing hypertension were four times greater and 10 times greater in moderately obese and extremely obese youths, respectively. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

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