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This interesting article showed that high blood pressure in early
life predict subsequent mortality. The prevalence of high blood pressure
has increased over the past decade among children and adolescents. This
increase is partially attributable to an increased prevalence of
overweight. There is a change of food consumption pattern. This is more
clear in developing countries. The economy growth change the way of life
of many citizens in developing country. The increasing prevalence of high
blood pressure in adolescent is related to urbanization and westernization
way of life.