Cardiovascular disease risks generated from the beginning of childhood
A study published in the United States: Study "Circulation CardiovASCular Quality and Outcomes" the magazine noted. Most children at birth cardiovascular system are in the best condition, but with the passage of time will occur the health of a significant decline.
"We want to study noted that: Under normal circumstances a child's blood pressure is just beginning in a good state, but if the diet is relatively poor, it will lead to serious changes in cholesterol levels and body mass index", the regent can be saved in freezer.which was Study corresponding author, Dr. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones said in an interview. Dr. Lloyd-Jones is a professor of preventive medicine professional medical school at Northwestern University, is also a doctor.
"If we provide a correct and healthy life choices for their children, they will take a more healthy cardiovascular system until adulthood, and will maintain a healthy heart until middle age. In their lifetime health will improve relatively" , he added.
The study included 8961 children (4443 girls, 4518 boys and 58% of non-Hispanic whites, 15% blacks, 15% Mexican, 12% other races). They are between the ages of 2 to 11 years old, and participated in the 2003 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition surveys. The researchers considered four categories of indicators: BMI, healthy diet, overall cholesterol and blood pressure.
The study found that almost all the children are in the diet of the poor or the middle level. Less than 1% have a perfect diet index.
Children on fruit, fish and all cereal intake are clearly insufficient. Less than 10 percent of people eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables (4.5 cups / day), and fish intake (2-3 ounces / week). The 2.3 per cent of girls and 3% of boys consumed the recommended amount of cereal (3 ounces / day).
At the same time, 50% of children consumed more than the recommended amount of sugary drinks (no more than 450 kcal / week). Approximately 90% of children exceeded the recommended amount of salt intake (1500mg / day).
About 30% of children are overweight or obese problems. While 40% of children deficient cholesterol situation.
Blood pressure values generally also meet the requirements of children, about 88% to 93% of the population of the normal value.
This study is that there is no lack of exercise, blood glucose levels, cigarette smoking, and diabetes, and other parameters on.
"Because I do not know how many children daily exercise, so the energy can not calculate how many calories needed per day about." Dr. Lloyd-Jones said. "Our bottleneck is the need for more and better data, however, the trend has been telling us that we have gone from bad level of cardiovascular health, if you do not take good care of the children, will be a big problem when you grow up."