The association between high blood pressure, physical fitness, and body mass index in adolescents.

@article{Nielsen2003TheAB,
  title={The association between high blood pressure, physical fitness, and body mass index in adolescents.},
  author={Gert A Nielsen and Lars Bo Andersen},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={229-34}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the association of fitness and fatness with blood pressure (BP) and hypertension. This was a cross-sectional study of 13,557 boys and girls 15-20 years of age. Fitness was estimated from a shuttle run test, fatness from body mass index (BMI), and BP was measured sitting after 5 min of rest. Other lifestyle variables were self-reported. RESULTS Boys had a higher systolic BP (SBP) than girls. A low physical fitness level and high BMI were… CONTINUE READING

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