Lifestyle interventions for blood pressure control in children and adolescents
© 2012 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Currently, one-third of all children in the United States aged 2-19 years are overweight, of which 16.9% are obese . The onset of obesity in childhood confers a higher risk of adult cardiometabolic mortality due to diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and stroke . Several longitudinal studies have linked early childhood weight gain and childhood obesity with adult obesity , and adolescent obesity is strongly predictive of adult obesity . Obesity-related health conditions are the second leading cause of preventable death, following only tobacco use . The dramatic rise in the prevalence of pediatric obesity over the past two decades has been predicted to lead to a decline in overall life expectancy in the United States .
Dolinsky, DH; Armstrong, SC; Baker-Smith, CM; Czinn, AE; Milazzo, AS
- Nutrition, Lifestyle Factors, and Blood Pressure
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International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)