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Kids’ Blood Pressure Rising; Food Plays a Role

separator It’s not just adults who have to think about blood pressure. Children have been experiencing high blood pressure too. A new study shows that what kids eat can have an effect on their blood pressure reading.

In the study, children ages 3 to 6 were followed for 8 years. Those who had four or more servings of fruit or vegetables per day, and two or more servings of diary, were least likely to experience increases in blood pressure. This is important, because teenagers who have high blood pressure are likely to have high pressure as adults. Starting good habits early in life is one way to avoid this very serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Epidemiology, January 2005.
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