Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids
Children at risk of future obesity should be examined for body mass index rebound said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, BSNL Dil ka Darbar & MTNL Perfect Health.
BMI rebound is the age at which body mass index (BMI) reaches its lowest point before increasing through later childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
An earlier BMI rebound age is associated with adverse risk factors for heart disease as measured at age 7: higher BMI, higher systolic and diastolic blood pressures, higher serum insulin and leptin levels, higher left ventricular mass and left atrial size.
Early BMI rebound age for children is lower than 4.4 years for boys and 4.2 years for girls. Normal values are 4.4 to 6.6 years for boys and 4.2 to 5.7 years for girls.
All children who start gaining weight between 3-4 years should be classified as a high risk for future diabetes and heart disease.
Yoga is not asanas
Talking about Yoga Dr Aggarwal said that Yoga is not asanas. Dr Aggarwal said that the word YOGA means Union, which is when the body and mind work in symphony with each other.
Therapeutic life style, is the new treatment modality in the cardiology scenario and includes interventions where the person is treated with drugs in conjunction with yoga, meditation, Pranayama, exercises and other life style interventions to shift one from sympathetic to para sympathetic mode and simultaneously controlling the blood sugar and lipid parameters apart from controlling the weight and the blood pressure.
Yoga is an integral part of life style interventions.
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