Kids who are overweight or obese are more likely to have hypertension (high blood pressure), says an article in the American Journal of Hypertension.  The kids studied were only 5 to 11 years old!

How to limit overweight/obesity in kids?

  • Less screen time, more play time – make kids “earn” screen time with active time
  • Limit sodas and juice boxes
  • Avoid fast food restaurants
  • Eat family sit-down meals

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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