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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: heart attack | stroke | obesity | Dr. Oz

Kids Are Suffering High Blood Pressure

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:50 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

When your dad's a pro athlete, there's a lot of pressure on you to measure up. These kids sure did:

• Brett Hull was an eight-time All-Star in the NHL; his dad Bobby was a 12-time NHL All-Star. Both are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

• Harvey Catchings was a defensive force in the NBA from 1974 to 1985; his daughter, Tamika, played 15 years in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever and was Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.

• The Griffeys (Ken Jr. and Ken Sr.) hit back-to-back homers when they played for the Mariners, the only father-son pair in history to do so.

Sometimes pressure can lead to excellence. But there's one kind of pressure on kids that's guaranteed to cause problems: high blood pressure.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4 percent of kids 12 to 19 have high blood pressure (that's 1.3 million youngsters) and 10 percent have elevated blood pressure.

Obesity is a huge cause of early-onset high blood pressure, and these kids are candidates for premature heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Heard enough to get you to make sure your kids are heart healthy? Here's what to do:

• Help them get at least 60 minutes of activity daily.

• Make sure they avoid processed foods, deli meats, and unhealthy fats; drink no soda; eat lots of fruits and veggies; and drink plenty of water.

© King Features Syndicate


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4 percent of kids 12 to 19 have high blood pressure and 10 percent have elevated blood pressure.
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