Obese children with high blood pressure - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Obese children with high blood pressure

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It's probably no surprise that overweight children would be more at risk of high blood pressure.  Now, a study at Indiana University gets more specific.  It's easy for parents to understand because it's based on something doctors typically do when a child comes in for a check-up. They chart their height and weight to find out what percentile they fall in, compared to other kids. Well, after following that chart in more than a thousand 10 year olds for five years. The researchers at Indiana found that when the kids fall into the 85th percentile, their risk of high blood pressure is nearly tripled.  

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