Waist circumference and fat intake are associated with high blood pressure in Mexican children aged 8 to 10 years.

@article{ColnRamrez2009WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference and fat intake are associated with high blood pressure in Mexican children aged 8 to 10 years.},
  author={Elo{\'i}sa Col{\'i}n-Ram{\'i}rez and Lilia Castillo-Mart{\'i}nez and Arturo Orea-Tejeda and Antonio R Villa Romero and Arely Vergara Casta{\~n}eda and Enrique Asensio Lafuente},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={996-1003}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated blood pressure at a young age is a predictor of blood pressure elevation later in life and has been associated with being overweight. However, it seems that there are other factors related to hypertension in childhood. OBJECTIVE To determine the anthropometric, physical activity, and dietary factors associated with both systolic and diastolic hypertension in a group of Mexican school-aged children. DESIGN In this cross-sectional descriptive study, blood pressure… CONTINUE READING