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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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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…

In the Journals Plus

Obesity gene in children associated with reaction to TV food advertisements

September 27, 2016
Children with the variant of the FTO gene associated with fat mass and obesity who were exposed to television food advertisements consumed more…

In the Journals Plus

‘Efficiency savings’ may spark energy expenditure declines during puberty

September 27, 2016
Both boys and girls experience a decline in resting energy expenditure during puberty, with girls experiencing a greater reduction, according to…

In the Journals Plus

Bariatric surgery reverses hypogonadism in men with severe obesity

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Men with severe obesity and hypogonadism who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy saw increases in total testosterone and…

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