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Some risk factors for heart disease

One study of Australian women and their children found that a woman's smoking habits during pregnancy, her decision on breast-feeding, and even her weight affected a child's blood pressure, a major risk factor for &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/society/2002/05/29/29472.html ' target=_blank>heart disease.

And a study that hits closer to home found that a startlingly large percentage of American &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/fun/2003/02/04/42995.html ' target=_blank>teens have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and bad cholesterol readings. It's a finding the lead researcher attributes to a lack of parental guidance.

Both studies appear in the Oct. 12 issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation, informs Forbes.

&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/columnists/2003/01/21/42331.html ' target=_blank>Schools need to be more active in teaching heart-healthy behavior and they should offer more physical education and healthful meals, a new American Heart Association statement urges.

"The main way to prevent overweight is through physical activity and good nutrition and schools provide a very important avenue to reach the majority of youth," said Laura L. Hayman, chairwoman of the writing group for the statement and a member of the association's Committee on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth.

In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.

China Warns Against Travel to US and Canada
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