Blood pressure: effect of body mass index and of waist circumference on adolescents.

  title={Blood pressure: effect of body mass index and of waist circumference on adolescents.},
  author={Isabel Cristina Britto Guimar{\~a}es and Alessandro Moura de Almeida and Adim{\'e}ia Souza Santos and Daniel Batista Valente Barbosa and Arm{\^e}nio Costa Guimar{\~a}es},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  volume={90 6},
BACKGROUND Increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) have been associated with blood pressure elevation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of BMI and WC on blood pressure (BP) of adolescents. METHODS Cross-sectional analytical study including 536 adolescents from public and private schools. BMI was calculated and classified as high-normal (> or =50th p and < 85th p), overweight (> or =85th p and < 95th p), and obesity (> 95th p). WC was measured and considered increased if… CONTINUE READING


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