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Nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors common in overweight black youth


American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – Doctors should screen for non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors when assessing heart disease risk in overweight black adolescents, according to a new study from a Memphis researcher released at the American  Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions today in Chicago.

Childhood obesity is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and death in adulthood. However, black youth are not routinely assessed for cardiovascular risk factors. «Read the rest of this article»

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