Increase in body mass index and waist circumference is associated with high blood pressure in children and adolescents in Mexico city.

@article{FloresHuerta2009IncreaseIB,
  title={Increase in body mass index and waist circumference is associated with high blood pressure in children and adolescents in Mexico city.},
  author={Samuel Flores-Huerta and Miguel Kl{\"u}nder-Kl{\"u}nder and Lorenzo Reyes de la Cruz and Jos{\'e} ignacio Santos},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          208-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Currently, obesity has become a worldwide health problem affecting even children and yet little is known about its role as a determinant of high blood pressure in this age group. The aim of this epidemiological study was to determine the relationship between the increment of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) on systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in children and teenagers. METHODS The study was performed in Mexico City schools… CONTINUE READING
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