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Increased utilization of salty food with age among preteenage black girls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7392064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a survey of black inner-city school children 10 to 13 years of age, a significant correlation was found for obesity index (weight/height(2)) and measurements of systolic blood pressure. Significant correlations were found for both blood pressure and obesity index of mothers and daughters. No such relationships were found for mothers and sons. There was an increased availability of sodium-rich foods found for girls as their age increased. This was not found for boys.Both obesity and a sodium-rich diet are risk factors for the development of hypertension. The present study suggests that among over-weight black girls in the preteen years, attempts should be made (1) to identify (and limit) any increase in the consumption of salty foods and (2) to limit weight gain appropriately.
R J Karp; C Williams; J O Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-26     Completed Date:  1980-09-26     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Age Factors
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Obesity / epidemiology*
Sodium Chloride / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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