Association of blood pressure, obesity and serum homocysteine levels in healthy children.

@article{Papandreou2007AssociationOB,
  title={Association of blood pressure, obesity and serum homocysteine levels in healthy children.},
  author={Dimitrios Papandreou and Israel Rousso and Areti D Makedou and Malamatenia Arvanitidou and Ioannis Mavromichalis},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2007},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={1819-23}
}
AIM Obesity, hypertension and total serum homocysteine levels are well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adults. However, there is limited data on the relation of these risk factors in children. METHODS Five hundred twenty-four healthy school children aged 6-15 years participated in the study. BMI were used to categorize our subjects in normal overweight and obese groups based on Internationally Obesity Task Force criteria. RESULTS The prevalence of overweight and obesity was… CONTINUE READING