High rates of child hypertension associated with obesity: a community survey in China, India and Mexico.
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and epidemiological evidence suggests that it is increasing in parallel with obesity in children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. AIM: To identify and determine the relationship between overweight, obesity and hypertension in a community sample of school children. METHODS: Anthropometric data were collected from 12,730 school children aged 12-18 years in China, India and Mexico as part of the...Expand abstract
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