Blood Pressure, the Time is Now.

Blood Pressure, the Time is Now.

Parents of overweight teens often feel reassured that the youth and vitality of their children protects them from the harm of being overweight, at least until they are older. Looking for another reason to deal with it now?

Research presented at that 2001 Fall Conference of the American Heart Association’s Council on High Blood Pressure Research showed that blood pressure at age 13 correlated with the degree of hardening of the arteries at age 30.

For every 10 mm that the blood pressure was higher at age 13, the arteries were 7 microns thicker only 17 years later. The slow, ongoing damage to the arteries begins young. Being overweight was strongly correlated with this damage.

Helping your children get their weight on track is a gift that makes a difference now.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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