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Obesity rate triples, hypertension rate declines among Brazilian children

Obesity rate triples, hypertension rate declines among Brazilian children
September 27, 2016

The rate of obesity among Brazilian school children has tripled in the past 3 decades, rising from 6% in 1986 to 18% in 2016, according to findings from a cross-sectional study presented at the 71st annual Brazilian Congress of Cardiology.

“As overweight and obesity is closely related to other cardiovascular risk factors, we could anticipate a worse cardiovascular condition in early adulthood,” Andrea Araujo Brandao, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, associate professor of cardiology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, told Endocrine Today. “Adoption of healthy lifestyle measures is urgent, and government policies must be discussed.”

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