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Source - BBC Health
Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested.
The study of 1,700 teenagers, presented to the American Physiological Society conference, found girls had three times the risk of higher blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke in later life.
A British Heart Foundation spokeswoman said a third of young people in the UK were overweight or obese.
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