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Childhood obesity a risk for imminent heart problems, research shows

Childhood obesity a risk for imminent heart problems, research shows

2188725886_860d60d92dChildhood obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, may also contribute to cardiovascular damage and dysfunction during childhood, according to a recent review (subscription required) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A release summarizes findings by scientists at the University of British Columbia:

Among the alarming clinical studies, obese children:

Missing from the evidence is a clear understanding of what is normal in children and what can be expected as they grow and develop, Devlin and colleagues reported.

Previously: Sugar intake, diabetes and kids: Q&A with a pediatric obesity expert, Using hip hop to teach children about healthy habits, Community violence can increase risk of heart disease and Study says nearly 40 percent of American children’s diet consists of empty calories
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One Response to “ Childhood obesity a risk for imminent heart problems, research shows ”

  1. Charles Weber Says:

    Dear Stanford Medicine,
    Insufficient potassium and vitamin B-1 (thiamin) can not damage the heart significantly when both are deficient. This has important safety implications when supplementing each during heart disease, arrhythmias, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, gout, beri-beri, or diabetes caused or influenced by the deficiency of one of them. It is extremely important to know which kind of heart disease is involved. You may see this discussed in detail in http://charles_w.tripod.com/kandthiamin.html . This is probably the primary reason why the medical profession has not been able to prevent heart disease up to date and why potassium supplements cause neutral mortality statistics. Researchers almost across the board think that potassium has little impact on the body or/and is never deficient. This is a mistaken assumption. Most food processing procedures cause losses. Enormous attention is given to a single murder or handful of murders, while at the same time the food industry causing 500 thousand deaths from heart disease alone, gets almost no coverage. This is because a considerable fraction of their profits goes to promulgating these disasters by advertising and bribing politicians. Even the medical profession is responsible by procedures in hospital cafeterias.
    Copper is crucial for strength of arteries because of its role as part of lysil oxidase, which cross links elastin tissue. A deficiency is probably the main cause of aneurisms and therefore many strokes, hemorrhoids, and many bleeding problems, as well as high blood cholesterol and is probably involved by a synergistic affect in the cause of diabetes by chili pepper (see http://charles_w.tripod.com/diabetes.html ). You may see how to increase copper from food in http://charles_w.tripod.com/copper3.html and a discussion of copper physiology in http://charles_w.tripod.com/copper.html . Finding ways to repair the heart is useful, but there is no good substitute for not damaging it in the first place.
    You also may find a book about potassium nutrition as it relates to heart disease, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes, useful for your library. Its availability is through Paypal along with its introduction, table of contents and first two chapters may be accessed in http://charles_w.tripod.com/book.html .
    Sincerely, Charles Weber
    PS Dr. Rastmanesh, a nutritionist from Iran, would like to secure a position in an English speaking university. He has an impressive CV. If you know of an opening I will send you his CV. It is a travesty to leave that fine researcher over in that criminal country after he has gotten rid of rheumatoid arthritis for us.

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