Has blood pressure increased in children in response to the obesity epidemic?

@article{Chiolero2007HasBP,
  title={Has blood pressure increased in children in response to the obesity epidemic?},
  author={Arnaud Chiolero and Pascal Bovet and Gilles Paradis and Fred Paccaud},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={544-53}
}
The associations between elevated blood pressure and overweight, on one hand, and the increasing prevalence over time of pediatric overweight, on the other hand, suggest that the prevalence of elevated blood pressure could have increased in children over the last few decades. In this article we review the epidemiologic evidence available on the prevalence of elevated blood pressure in children and trends over time. On the basis of the few large population-based surveys available, the prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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