Physicians play a pivotal role in preventing, managing pediatric obesity and hypertension

Recent data show that weights of children in India’s upper socioeconomic classes have risen when compared with earlier reports, with a median weight at all ages of 4 kg more than children 2 decades earlier. This trend aligns with reports of increasing overweight and obesity in children across the world.


 "...It is important for pediatricians to check blood pressure as a routine practice in their clinics...."
-Thomas Alexander, MD, FACC, FCSI, senior consultant and interventional cardiologist at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, India


Increased blood pressure (BP) is a growing concern among overweight children, with a clear correlation between increased body mass index (BMI) and hypertension. Alarming data show that...

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