"Window of opportunity" seen for addressing childhood obesity

11/29/2012 | Healio

Children who were overweight or obese at age 10 were more likely to have higher mean heart rates and systolic blood pressure than normal-weight peers, but an effect on vascular function was not found, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Our findings suggest that there may be a window of opportunity in early childhood to target and potentially reverse obesity before adverse vascular consequences manifest," the investigators wrote.

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