Obese teen girls more likely to have high blood pressure

10/16/2011 | BBC

Obese teen girls ages 13 to 17 years were nine times more likely to experience high systolic blood pressure, while obese teen boys were 3.5 times at risk of the condition compared with their normal-weight counterparts, a study found. Exercise levels of boys and girls may explain the disparities in their risk of developing cardiovascular problems, researchers reported at the American Physiological Society conference.

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