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Obesity and hypertension in children

Parham Parto, Carl J Lavie, Ross Arena, Samantha Bond, Dejana Popovic, Hector O Ventura
The prevalence of obesity among adults and children worldwide has reached epic proportions and has become a major independent risk factor for the development of heart failure (HF), in addition to a contributor of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The implications of obesity in the development of HF involve adverse effects on cardiac structure and function. Despite all of this, in the setting of chronic HF, excess body mass is associated with improved clinical outcomes, demonstrating the presence of an obesity paradox...
October 20, 2016: Future Cardiology
Yinkun Yan, Hongbo Dong, Junting Liu, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Hong Cheng, Dongqing Hou, Guimin Huang, Jie Mi
OBJECTIVE: In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) defined a set of four health behaviors and four health factors to evaluate cardiovascular health (CVH) status for children and adolescents. We aimed to examine the age-, sex-, and region- specific prevalence of ideal CVH and each CVH component among Chinese children and adolescents based on a nationally representative survey. DESIGN AND METHOD: Data were obtained from the China Children Blood Pressure Survey conducted in 2013-2014, which comprised of 10818 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years old from eight urban cities...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Young Hwan Song
Hypertension is a major health problem in most developed and developing countries. Worldwide, about one billion people were found to have hypertension, and 13% of all deaths were closely related to hypertension. Secular trends in the prevalence of adult hypertension vary by country; some western countries show a decreasing trend for hypertension, while data from some developing countries show increasing prevalence of hypertension. So, it is difficult to predict the future changes in the prevalence of adult hypertension in some countries...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Jun Oh
Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease and kidney damage in adults and children. There is a paucity of data on the long-term sequelae of persistent hypertension in children, but it is already known that children with hypertension have evidence of end organ damage and are at risk of hypertension into adulthood. The prevalence of hypertension in children is rising, most likely due to a concurrent rise in obesity rates. In children with hypertension, non-pharmacological measures are often recommended as first-line therapy, but a significant proportion of children will eventually require pharmacological treatment to reduce blood pressure, especially those with evidence of end organ damage at presentation or during follow-up...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Hui Fan, Yingkun Yan, HongBo Dong, Jie Mi
OBJECTIVE: It was recommended that the diagnosis of hypertension among children should be established on at least three separate occasions. However, the national prevalence of hypertension after three separate occasions was scant in China. The goal of our study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension on up to three separate visits in a Chinese pediatric population, and examined the association between hypertension and weight status. DESIGN AND METHOD: Data were obtained from a national representative sample of 43304 children aged 6-17 years...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are major causes of death and illness worldwide. In recent decades an increased prevalence of CVD mortality has been reported in low-medium income countries, which has been associated with changes in life styles, deficiencies in health systems and the persistence of social inequities.The metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, with insulin resistance and increased adiposity as its central features. Identifying individuals with metabolic syndrome is important due to its association with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Marko Šimunović, Joško Božić, Lukrecija Milić, Ivana Unić, Veselin Škrabić
Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) are one of the biggest public health issues in child and adolescent population. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this hospital based study is the first report on the prevalence of MS in obese children and adolescents in Dalmatia, the Mediterranean part of Croatia. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of individual cardiovascular risk factors and MS. Between January 2009 and June 2014, 201 obese subjects aged 6 to 18 were analyzed retrospectively from our Pediatric Endocrine Unit database...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
Rocío Mera-Gallego, Patricia García-Rodríguez, Marta Fernández-Cordeiro, Ángeles Rodríguez-Reneda, Natalia Vérez-Cotelo, N Floro Andrés-Rodríguez, J Antonio Fornos-Pérez, Itxaso Rica-Echevarría
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The current guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure do not include any section dedicated to hypertension in children and adolescents or to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention strategies in that age group. Our study was aimed at identifying cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in an adolescent sample. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of a sample of adolescents aged 12 to 17years (n=630), conducted from October 2014 to February 2015 in four schools in Cangas do Morrazo (Pontevedra)...
October 13, 2016: Endocrinología y Nutrición: órgano de la Sociedad Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición
Lucilla Poston, Rishi Caleyachetty, Sven Cnattingius, Camila Corvalán, Ricardo Uauy, Sharron Herring, Matthew W Gillman
Obesity in women of reproductive age is increasing in prevelance worldwide. Obesity reduces fertility and increases time taken to conceive, and obesity-related comorbidities (such as type 2 diabetes and chronic hypertension) heighten the risk of adverse outcomes for mother and child if the woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women who are obese are more likely to have early pregnancy loss, and have increased risk of congenital fetal malformations, delivery of large for gestational age infants, shoulder dystocia, spontaneous and medically indicated premature birth, and stillbirth...
October 10, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Sunil V Pawar, Vinay G Zanwar, Ajay S Choksey, Ashok R Mohite, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Qais Q Contractor, Pravin M Rathi, Ravi U Verma, Premlata K Varthakavi
:  Background and rationale. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of pediatric liver disease in western countries. Its prevalence in Indian subcontinent is not well studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a school based cross sectional study we have screened overweight and obese children in the age group of 11 to 15 years for NAFLD. Ultrasonography, elevated serum transaminases, fibroscan were used for defining NAFLD. Dietary habits, blood pressure, serum lipid profile, blood counts and insulin resistance were recorded...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Outi Uimari, Juha Auvinen, Jari Jokelainen, Katri Puukka, Aimo Ruokonen, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Terhi Piltonen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Krina Zondervan, Ilkka Järvelä, Markku Ryynänen, Hannu Martikainen
STUDY QUESTION: Are uterine fibroids associated with increased cardiovascular risk? SUMMARY ANSWER: This study reports an association between increased serum lipids and metabolic syndrome with an increased risk of uterine fibroids. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Recent studies suggest similarities in biological disease mechanisms and risk factors for fibroids and atherosclerosis: obesity, hypertension and abnormal serum lipids. These findings are awaiting confirmation that a population-based follow-up study could offer with extensive health examination data collection linked with a national hospital discharge register...
October 12, 2016: Human Reproduction
Malgorzata Kolpa, Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymanska, Beata Jurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Childhood overweight and obesity are common causes of metabolic disorders that persist until adulthood. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of high-normal arterial blood pressure (ABP) in children with excess body weight. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1,093 schoolchildren aged 10 - 12 years (51% girls and 49% boys) participated in the study. The children's weight, height, body fat percentage (BFP), waist and hip circumference, and ABP were measured...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Shalini Paruthi, Lee J Brooks, Carolyn D'Ambrosio, Wendy A Hall, Suresh Kotagal, Robin M Lloyd, Beth A Malow, Kiran Maski, Cynthia Nichols, Stuart F Quan, Carol L Rosen, Matthew M Troester, Merrill S Wise
Members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine developed consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and adolescents using a modified RAND Appropriateness Method. After review of 864 published articles, the following sleep durations are recommended: Infants 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Children 1 to 2 years of age should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Seonho Kim, Wi-Young So
In both adults and children, metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been attributed to risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease such as insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. This descriptive study aimed to compare the prevalence of MetS and diagnostic components according to the National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 2330 Korean adolescents (10-18 years), using data from the 2010-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-V...
October 1, 2016: Nutrients
Shu-Zhong Jiang, Wen Lu, Xue-Feng Zong, Hong-Yun Ruan, Yi Liu
The imbalance between energy intake and expenditure is the main cause of excessive overweight and obesity. Technically, obesity is defined as the abnormal accumulation of ≥20% of body fat, over the individual's ideal body weight. The latter constitutes the maximal healthful value for an individual that is calculated based chiefly on the height, age, build and degree of muscular development. However, obesity is diagnosed by measuring the weight in relation to the height of an individual, thereby determining or calculating the body mass index...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Carmen Piernas, Dantong Wang, Shufa Du, Bing Zhang, Zhihong Wang, Chang Su, Barry M Popkin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: China's nutrition transition is characterized by dramatic increases in overweight and cardiometabolic (CM) risk. The burden of obesity, CM risk factors and dietary intake among Chinese children were explored. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Children 7-12 y old from the 2009 China Health and Nutrition Survey with available dietary intake data, anthropometry, blood pressure, and fasting blood samples were included (n=663). CM risk prevalence was calculated; logistic regression was used to investigate the association of nutrient intakes with CM risk, adjusting for age, gender, physical activity, area of residence and income...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Marc B Lande, Donald L Batisky, Juan C Kupferman, Joshua Samuels, Stephen R Hooper, Bonita Falkner, Shari R Waldstein, Peter G Szilagyi, Hongyue Wang, Jennifer Staskiewicz, Heather R Adams
OBJECTIVE: To compare neurocognitive test performance of children with primary hypertension with that of normotensive controls. STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five children (10-18 years of age) with newly diagnosed, untreated hypertension and 75 frequency-matched normotensive controls had baseline neurocognitive testing as part of a prospective multicenter study of cognition in primary hypertension. Subjects completed tests of general intelligence, attention, memory, executive function, and processing speed...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Chunming Ma, Rui Wang, Yue Liu, Qiang Lu, Na Lu, Yiming Tian, Xiaoli Liu, Fuzai Yin
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is closely related with obesity in pediatric population. Obesity indices were used for screening elevated blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents. The present study was to perform a meta-analysis to assess the performance of obesity indices, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), for identifying elevated BP in children and adolescents. METHODS: Data sources were PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane, and SCOPUS up to May 2016...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
T Lobstein, R Jackson-Leach
BACKGROUND: Member states of the World Health Organization have adopted resolutions aiming to achieve 'no increase on obesity levels' by 2025 (based on 2010 levels) for infants, adolescents and adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the scale of the problem facing health planners and service providers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data prepared by the Global Burden of Disease collaborative for 2000 and 2013, we have estimated that by 2025 some 268 million children aged 5-17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends...
October 2016: Pediatric Obesity
Tarec K Elajami, Jennifer Giuseffi, Maria D Avila, Ninel Hovnanians, Kenneth J Mukamal, Nisha Parikh, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prior data on the association between parity and mortality are limited by the presence of sociodemographic confounders including cultural norms of parity. Our objective was to determine the association between parity and mortality in the Amish, a socioeconomically homogenous group with large numbers of children per family. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study among 518 Old Order Amish women enrolled in a cardiovascular awareness program...
September 9, 2016: Atherosclerosis
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