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Atherosclerotic risk factors in adolescents.
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PMID:  17901667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHODS: We studied 200 school going children age ranging 12-18 yr with regard to their nutritional intake, family history, anthropometric measurements, blood pressure and lipid profile.
RESULTS: It was observed that adolescents received less energy from carbohydrates and more from fats in comparison to the recommended standard. Sodium intake was found to be very high whereas fibre intake was low. The prevalence of hypertension was 1.5% and hypercholesterolemia 50%. The high prevalence of hypercholesterolemia was related mainly to dietary habits of these children. Thus our study shows that for the prevention of adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in Indian population measures are urgently needed towards behavioral and life style modification including change in dietary habits.
Rajesh Dholpuria; Sadik Raja; B K Gupta; C K Chahar; R B Panwar; Rajeev Gupta; V P Purohit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-28     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
S.P. Medical College and Associated Groups of Hospitals, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
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MeSH Terms
Atherosclerosis / etiology*
Energy Intake
Hypercholesterolemia / epidemiology
Hypertension / epidemiology
India / epidemiology
Lipids / blood
Nutritional Status
Risk Factors
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