Thu Jul 25, 2002
By Alison McCook
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black children as young as 8 years old tend to have higher blood pressure than whites, according to new research. What's more, black youngsters are more likely to have insulin resistance, a pre-diabetic condition in which the body fails to efficiently respond to insulin.
Having both conditions in childhood does not bode well for health in adulthood, lead author Dr. Martha L. Cruz of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles told Reuters Health.