Children With Allergy, Asthma Have Higher Risk For Heart Disease, Study Says

Allergic Living

Children who live with allergic diseases, in particular asthma and hay fever, have approximately twice the rate of high cholesterol and high blood pressure as their non-allergic peers, a new study says.

The study author warns that higher rates for two key cardiovascular risk factors mean that these kids could be on a course for heart disease from a surprisingly early age. But testing in these areas sooner when children are diagnosed with allergies or asthma could lead to earlier lifestyle interventions, which can reduce the cardiovascular risks...

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