DASH study findings presented at Kings College London
posted on 25 November, 2014
Ethnic differences in childhood overweight and blood pressure could present risks for diabetes and vascular disease in adulthood.
DASH principal investigator, Professor Seeromanie Harding, was an invited speaker at the David Pyke and Peter Watkins Visiting Professor Conference earlier this month. The presentation described the emergence of ethnic differences in overweight and blood pressure from teens to early twenties. It also described findings on the greater number of fast food outlets in neighbourhoods with high numbers of ethnic minorities, as well as a lower number of places for outdoor physical activity. These findings suggest the emergence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adolescence. Future publications will provide greater detail on these findings and will be available on the DASH website.