Heart attacks in children on the rise in 10 year olds

Heart attacks in children on the rise in 10 year olds

In a study on nearly 900 children and young adults, aged 10-26 by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a clear 33% had stiff arteries. 

“We are demonstrating vascular changes in supposedly healthy adolescents.  When it shows up in children, it’s a sign of ‘accelerated aging”
Elaine Urbina, head of preventive cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

“Being overweight and the cholesterol problems that often accompany it have an important impact on your blood vessels”
Sarah de Ferranti, director of preventive cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Study on nearly 900 children and young adults, aged 10-26 by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, was published in the journal Pediatrics in April 2013.  They underwent fasting tests for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other heart-risk markers and had tests that measure elasticity in blood their vessels.  A clear 33% had stiff arteries.  As reported by wsj.com on April 29, 2013.

Posted: Thursday 2 May 2013

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