High Blood Pressure in Adolescence
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Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. This research strongly suggests overweight prevention may need to begin even before the first day of school, promoting good nutrition, as well as exercise and fitness.
In the last two decades, the prevalence of overweight children ages 6–11 has doubled and tripled for American teenagers. The annual National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that about one-third of U.S. children are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. In total, about 25 million U.S.
children and adolescents are overweight or nearly overweight!
According to Mayo Clinic the incidence of childhood obesity is rapidly rising throughout the world. It is especially evident in U.S. where many children live sedentary lives – watching television, playing video and web games, etc. and eating more convenience fast foods, junk foods and sweets, which are typically higher in fat calories and low in healthy nutritional values. See web: mayoclinic.com.