Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Globe and Mail: Hypertension new childhood scourge

From the Globe and Mail:
Adryan Zorec's parents were going through a breakup and he was stressed, so he took solace in food -- chips and pop, mainly -- and started packing on the pounds.

By 12, he weighed in at 170 pounds, though he wasn't yet 5 feet tall.

During a routine visit, Adryan's doctor took his blood pressure. It was 140/90 millimetres of mercury -- in the same ballpark as a middle-aged couch potato with a beer belly. ...more

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