Navigation Links
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study
Date:10/25/2010

MONDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The arteries of obese children have a degree of stiffness normally seen in adults with heart disease, according to a new study.

Canadian researchers evaluated 63 obese children, average age 13, and 55 normal weight children. The obese children had abnormal results on an ultrasound test of the heart and blood vessels that measured how fast blood flowed through the body.

Of special note was stiffness of the aorta -- the body's largest artery, which carries oxygen-rich blood to all the other arteries.

"The normal aorta has elastic qualities that buffer the flow of blood. When that elasticity is lost, aortic stiffness results -- a sign of developing cardiovascular disease," said study author Dr. Kevin Harris, from BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, in a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada news release. "Aortic stiffness is associated with cardiovascular events and early death."

It's as if the aging process has been accelerated in the aortas of obese children, he added.

Future research should examine whether arterial stiffness in obese children can be reversed with treatment such as improved diet and exercise, Harris said.

The study findings, to be presented Monday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, are alarming, said Heart and Stroke Foundation spokeswoman Dr. Beth Abramson.

"We know there is an association between unhealthy lifestyles and heart disease," she said in the news release. "Our kids are at risk. Poor nutrition and inactivity are threatening their health and well-being. We must rethink the lifestyle standards we have accepted as a society to protect the future health of our kids."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips for helping children maintain a healthy weight.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, news release, Oct. 25, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study
2. Award-winning study: Hardening of the arteries doubles the risk of mortality
3. Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs
4. Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements OK for Arteries
5. Link established between erectile dysfunction and calcified coronary arteries
6. Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
7. New method to grow arteries could lead to biological bypass for heart disease
8. Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood
9. Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries
10. Stents as good as surgery for clogged carotid arteries
11. American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: Surgery, Stenting to Open Blocked Neck Arteries Similar in Safety, Efficacy, But Show Differences in Stroke, Heart Attack and Death Rates at Certain Ages
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Hayes, Inc., a ... new eBook titled “ 5 Questions to Ask Before Entering the Maze of ... Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) team, the book explores the various types of the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... EdChoice and ... of school choice can promote economic development in economically distressed urban areas. The ... to the report, contributed to the economic development of the city of Santa ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... MindTouch , the leading provider ... to announce Touchpoints integrations. MindTouch Touchpoints easily integrate product documentation with ... provide a seamless customer experience. , Truly “plug and play,” Touchpoints are easily ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... As a ... on the link between stroke and gum disease. Those with bleeding gums in Vancouver, ... left untreated, this condition can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Drs. Parviz ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... This year, participants in the Institute ... product improvements that could reduce the occurrence of unplanned extubations (UEs). , ... or to provide medication. Sometimes, patient movement can cause unplanned extubations which is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)...  In 2016, Embodied Labs took top ... and came away with $25,000 in seed-fund investment. Embodied ... as "entering the life of another" and by the ... to medical professionals in an entirely new dimension." Building ... finalist for the Department of Education,s EdSimChallenge, where they ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... -- Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development ... of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has been ... Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science Washington. ... 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease research ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... Ala. , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, ... recognized for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama ... Podiatry at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 years ... medicine, pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... First Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome you ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: