Childhood Obesity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of the Science
- Hypertension in children and adolescents: epidemiology and natural history. Falkner, Bonita // Pediatric Nephrology;Jul2010, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p1219
Primary hypertension is detectable in children and adolescents and, as in adults, is associated with a positive family history of hypertension, obesity, and life-style factors. Owing to the well-established childhood obesity epidemic, the population prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) in the...
- Impacto del ejercicio de fuerza muscular en la prevenciÃ³n secundaria de la obesidad infantil; intervenciÃ³n al interior del sistema escolar. Vásquez, Fabián; Díaz, Erik; Lera, Lydia; Meza, Jorge; Salas, Isabel; Rojas, Pamela; Atalah, Eduardo; Burrows, Raquel // Nutricion Hospitalaria;mar/abr2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p347
Introduction: The physical exercise is an important therapeutic tool to prevent and treat obesity, as well as reducing metabolic alterations and the risk of non-communicable diseases. Objective: To evaluate the impact of a strength training exercise intervention within the school system, this...
- THE FITNESS PRIORITY. Fighting Childhood Obesity. MCNEALUS, KRISTIN // Exceptional Parent;Nov2015, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p16
The article discusses ways parents can make healthier choices for their children with special needs. Topics include factors that contribute to unhealthy habits in children with special needs including medications and mobility limitations, the need to offer fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks...
- Managing risk factors. Francis, Charles K.; Oberman, Albert // Patient Care;6/15/1994, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p51
Reports on the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Strategies for reducing the risks for cardiovascular diseases; Diet; Cholesterol intake; Smoking; Diabetes; Obesity; Hypertension. INSETS: Racial differences in the response to antihypertensives.;Stress and hypertension: What's the...
- Are You Among the One Percent? Dye, D. // Life Extension;Apr2012, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p2
The article reports on research which was published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal "Circulation" and found that less than one percent of Americans have achieved AHA goals which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Introduction. Velasco, M; Hernandez-Hernandez, R // Journal of Human Hypertension;Apr2000 Supplement, Vol. 14 Issue 4, pS1
Discusses risk factors associated with various cardiovascular diseases prevelant in Latin American countries. Role of hypertension in causing cardiovascular diseases; Reasons provided for treatment of patients by physicians in their clinical practice; Objective behind the creation of the...
- Waist circumference action levels in the identification of cardiovascular risk factors... Han, T.S.; van Leer, E.M. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/25/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7017, p1401
Determines the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in people categorized by previously defined `action levels' of waist circumference. Higher risks for cardiovascular diseases among people with larger waist circumference.
- Self-related health, physician-rated health and associated factors among elderly men: The Finnish... Kivinen, Paula; Halonen, Pirjo // Age & Ageing;Jan1998, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p41
Looks at a study which investigates cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity and risk factors in different cultural settings. Reference to the Finnish cohort; Materials and methodology used for the study; Results of the study; Discussion on the results of the study.
- UPDATED VERSION OF QRISK2. Masters, Nigel James; Tutt, Catherine // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;8/18/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7870, p29
A letter is presented in response to the article "Predicting the 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease in the United Kingdom: independent and external validation of an updated version of QRISK2," by G. S. Collins and D. G. Altman in the June 2012 issue.