Monday, October 13, 2008

Article In The Journal Of The American Society Of Hypertension Warns Heart Disease Set To Triple In Obese Teens

“A recent paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension projected that the prevalence of premature coronary heart disease (CHD) in young adulthood will more than triple from five percent to 16 percent for currently obese adolescents when they reach 35 years of age. While lifestyle changes and appropriate medications are acknowledged as imperative, the author argues that ultimately, these conventional clinical tools are unlikely to adequately protect such children and young adults from premature death due to CHD and cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke.”

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