Sumary of Arterial stiffness in adolescence may potentially cause hypertension and obesity in young adulthood:
- Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort studies — the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
- The researchers employed several statistical approaches to untangle potential causal associations.
- These results were similar in both males and females, despite controlling for important risk factors such as smoking, physical activity, lipid and glucose, body fat, heart rate, family history of cardiovascular diseases, etc.
- Previous studies have focused on the adverse effect of obesity on the heart and blood vessels.
- A recent American Heart Association scientific statement notes that “lifestyle modification, including diet, reduced sedentariness, and increased physical activity, is usually recommended for patients with obesity;