Hypertension in obese children: fasting serum insulin levels are closely correlated with blood pressure.

@article{Kanai1990HypertensionIO,
  title={Hypertension in obese children: fasting serum insulin levels are closely correlated with blood pressure.},
  author={Hidetoshi Kanai and Yuji Matsuzawa and Katsuto Tokunaga and Yoshiaki Keno and Takashi Kobatake and Shigekazu Fujioka and Tohru Nakajima and Seiichiro Tarui},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1990},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1047-56}
}
The relationship between blood pressure and anthropometric or metabolic factors was studied in 324 obese children aged 9.5 +/- 1.8 years (mean +/- standard deviation). Obese children had a significantly higher blood pressure than non-obese children (systolic blood pressure: 121 +/- 14 mmHg in obese children vs 112 +/- 11 mmHg in non-obese children, P less than 0.001; diastolic blood pressure: 72 +/- 9 mmHg in obese children vs 66 +/- 7 mmHg in non-obese children, P less than 0.001). When the… CONTINUE READING

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