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STUDY: Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure

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(WECT) - Two new studies reveal a strong link between childhood obesity and high blood pressure.

Indiana University researchers found overweight children have double and obese children have quadruple the risk of developing high blood pressure as adults.

The results are troubling, because a third of American children fit into these weight categories.

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