Heart Disease Risk Different for Adolescents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:50
Posted in category Heart Disease

Unlike the relationship between coronary heart disease (CHD) and inactivity for adults, CHD risk for adolescents depends more on weight than on activity level. A study published in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (Vol. 33 No. 2) noted that, while CHD risk in adults is directly related to aerobic fitness, in children and adolescents, these relationships are not the same.

The study included 1,000 children ages 12 and 15. Each child’s height, weight and skinfold thicknesses were assessed, in addition to cholesterol, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness. Analysis of the data revealed definite correlations between fitness and being overweight, and between fitness and CHD risk, but obesity corresponded to CHD risk more strongly, and correlated independently of fitness. According to the figures, children’s health status may be influenced more by obesity than by aerobic fitness.

Researchers conclude that for children, there appears to be a very important need to focus on prevention of undue weight gain, and for reversing such weight gain, since more than 80 percent of obese adolescents become obese adults. Fitness is obviously still very important, especially since it plays a part in keeping weight down.

What drop the possibility of heart attack, stroke, heart complications in men with diabetes it’s took simvastatin (C25H38O5), that blocks the organism’s synthesis of cholesterol. Simvastatin is a safe, strong hypolipidemic remedy.

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