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High BPA, Low GPA?

Research:  Kids with High Blood Pressure Score Low in Cognitive Function Tests – Bad News for Grade Point Average?
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Children everywhere seem to be doing, becoming or experiencing things earlier in life than when I was a kid.  They’re having sex at a younger age, involved with drugs at a younger age, drinking at a younger age and gaining weight at a younger age. 

In my day, youth was supposed to be a time of innocence, a time when a kid didn’t have to worry about the ways of the world and what it took to avoid pitfalls.

That doesn’t seem to be the case today, as a kid’s world is rife with minefields and pitfalls, most of them forming as a consequence of their actions.  Take obesity as an example.  Most of us know that kids are as heavy as they’ve ever been.  This, of course, is terrible for kids’ long term physical health, but the effects of obesity impact their mental health as well.

Take high blood pressure, or hypertension.  It’s estimated that 10 percent of America’s obese children has hypertension.  Again, this spells disaster for their long term health, as any hypertensive adult can attest.  But it’s particularly bad for young kids, because besides disaster, hypertension also spells failure…as in failure in school.

The findings regarding hypertension and cognitive ability were discovered by Marc Lande, a pediatric nephrologist from the University of Rochester Medical Center.  He recruited 32 children with normal blood pressures and 32 other children, most of whom were both overweight and hypertensive.  He then had them answer a number of questions that tested their cognitive abilities, or how well they were able to think, reason and remember.

While the difference in cognitive abilities was not so stark as to warrant a tutor or medical intervention for the obese kids, it was “concerning” enough to “warrant further study,” as Lande put it.

The children tested were between the ages of 10 and 18.  Each of the 64 boys and girls were matched with someone similar to them from an age, race, gender and IQ perspective; the only difference was in their girth and blood pressure levels.  The study has since been published in the Journal of Pediatrics

While I’m saddened by these findings, it serves as a testimony as to why I do what I do and write what I write.  Just recently my book “The Blood Pressure Miracle” was widely released in stores and made available both on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  I can’t thank enough the thousands who’ve already read it or are planning on reading it.  I can assure you, you’ll be glad you made the purchase.  It will give you the proper tools you need to lower your blood pressure entirely naturally, without pharmaceuticals that are rife with side effects.  It will also take you on a step-by-step guide on how to bring yourself – or your children – back to vigorous health, with their blood pressure levels in check. 

If there was ever any doubt, let that doubt end today: high blood pressure affects virtually every aspect of life – from the physical, to the intellectual, even the emotional (Lande’s findings also revealed that children who were both hypertensive and obese were more likely to suffer from depression).  But you can put life’s triumvirate of aspects back into harmony with “The Blood Pressure Miracle.”

Source:
Science Daily

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