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High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood
Date:6/16/2008

ber, respectively, in a blood pressure measurement.

"Early detection and intervention is important to overcoming high blood pressure," Wang said. "Lifestyle modification is preferred rather than medication when appropriate to help young people to control their elevated blood pressure to a desirable level. A health diet and adequate exercise can also help reduce the risks of developing many other chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease."

The study was published in the journal Circulation.

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The Nemours Foundation has more about high blood pressure in children.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The American Heart Association, news release, June 16, 2008


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