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Check Your Kids' Blood Pressure!

High blood pressure in childhood linked to heart disease nearly 30 years later.

A 27 year long Finnish study of childhood hypertension strongly indicates it may raise the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease in later life. High blood pressure in childhood appears to lay the groundwork for heart disease in adulthood--strong evidence for primary prevention activities to be initiated early in life.

PositiveTip: If your child has high blood pressure, work diligently to bring it into the normal range.