Research shows higher blood pressure in children
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Researchers say more children and adolescents are being diagnosed with high blood pressure.
A study comparing children of 20 years ago finds high blood pressure has increased substantially.
Research indicates that 19.2 percent of boys and 12.6 percent of girls have high blood pressure today.
Children at the highest risk eat the most salt and have the highest body mass index.
Elevated blood pressure in children can lead to often irreversible organ damage.
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