Excess weight gain in childhood may raise hypertension risk

05/8/2013 | Family Practice News

Normal-weight children who became overweight or obese over 2.5 years had a 57% and 87% higher risk of developing prehypertension and hypertension, respectively, compared with peers who managed to maintain their weight, a study showed. Children who remained obese during the study period were twice as likely to develop prehypertension and four times as likely to develop hypertension. The findings were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.

View Full Article in:

Family Practice News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Strategic Partnerships
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC