Health Rewind: Olympian Dominique Dawes Tackles Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chance of Adult Hypertension

A new study found that obese children are four times more likely to have high blood pressure when they became adults. Researchers from Indiana University followed 1,200 students who were normal weight, overweight and obese. Twenty-six percent of the obese participants developed hypertension, compared to 14 percent of the overweight group and 6 percent of the normal weight group, reported Everyday Health

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