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ea0014p241 | (1) | ECE2007

Waist circumference and BMI as predictors of arterial hypertension in childhood and adolescence in Latvia

Madrevica Inese , Krikis Juris , Ligere Renate

Child and adolescent adiposity is a problem of major concern not only for Europe, but also for the world at large. Increase of waist circumference, BMI and arterial blood pressure are metabolic syndrome risk factors which contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus.To determine whether changes in arterial blood pressure are related to the increase of waist circumference and BMI in childhood and adolescence....