CURRENT RESEARCH: Salty snacks, extra pounds send blood pressure soaring in US kids

23 Jul
New research shows that high blood pressure is becoming more common among American children, which can be connected to increasing body mass index and sodium intake (more than a third of children and teens in this country are overweight or obese). The rate is higher for African-American girls compared to boys or other racial/ethnic groups. The damage is both long-term (as risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke increases) and short-term (early atherosclerosis and an enlarged heart ventricle).

 Read more here; http://www.nbcnews.com/health/salty-snacks-extra-pounds-send-blood-pressure-soaring-u-s-6C10639746Image

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One Response to “CURRENT RESEARCH: Salty snacks, extra pounds send blood pressure soaring in US kids”

  1. cathymcallister July 24, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    I couldn’t believe how much salt is in those little fish crackers…..you know…the ones that parents are pouring down toddler throats at the playground just to keep them quiet?

    No wonder there’s a problem!

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