Prevention is the best way to avoid a heart problem later in life. Controlling as many of the following risk factors as possible, starting in childhood, will help reduce your child's risk of developing heart disease as an adult.
Most congenital heart defects result from problems noticed early in your child's heart development, the cause of which is unknown. However, certain environmental and genetic risk factors may play a role.
Children who have large amounts of sugar in their diet may be at risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study reveals.
Compelling evidence shows the atherosclerotic process (buildup of fatty plaque in arteries) begins in childhood and progresses slowly into adulthood. Later in life, it often leads to coronary heart disease.
Children who sit too much may face adult-size health consequences. A study found that after a single session of prolonged inactivity, the children developed changes in their blood flow and arteries that, in grown-ups, would signal the start of ser...
Low levels of physical activity, weaker physical fitness and obesity may lead to arterial stiffness, a sign of cardiovascular disease, even in primary school children, says a study.
These risk factors include older age, male sex, a positive family history, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking, and obesity.
You may have heard the old adage: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It is sage advice when it comes to heart disease. By teaching your kids to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce their risk for heart disease later in l...