Jose Peralta-Huertas

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This study examined cardiac and arterial differences between overweight and normal-weight preadolescent children. Twenty children (10.2 +/- 0.4 years of age) classified as overweight, on the basis of age-appropriate body mass index (BMI) cutoffs, were compared with 43 normal-weight controls. Height, mass, and body surface area were measured. Relative body(More)
Although head-up tilt and upright standing are common methods used to induce orthostatic stress, lower body negative pressure (LBNP) is another safe and easy technique that induces orthostatic stress independently of gravity. However, the use of LBNP in children has never been investigated. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine whether LBNP was(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the differences in arterial distensibility between overweight/obese and normal weight pre- and early pubescent boys and girls. Arterial distensibility was measured in 65 children (43 normal weight and 22 overweight/obese) between the ages of 9 and 12 years. Weight classification was based on age and sex-specific(More)
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