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Is the Association between Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Confounded by Obesity?

Systematic reviews of observational studies have reported inverse associations between serum vitamin D levels and a range of cardiovascular disease risk factors, most notably hypertension, but also dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose homeostasis and…

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Prevalence of childhood obesity in India and other developing countries is increasing

As with adults, changing dietary practices and lifestyles are leading to increased childhood obesity globally, including in developing countries. In India, this trend recently has been documented at 22% for children aged 5 years to 19 years. Trends such as this one can indicate an increasing overall prevalence rate; from… 

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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…. 

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Childhood obesity leads to adverse cardiovascular and metabolic consequences as adults

Childhood obesity, a growing problem in India, compromises future cardiovascular health, according to a Canadian researcher in population health, who authored a review on the link between childhood obesity and adverse health outcomes in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to data published in the late 2000s, the… 

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