Hypertension or high blood pressure is rapidly increasing in children, largely as a consequence of their obesity.
This high blood pressure in children and adolescents can significantly affect their mental skills, a study has found.
In the study, children with hypertension performed low on cognitive tests on visual and verbal memory, processing speed, and verbal skills.
Children with sleep issues were found to have had hypertension, which intensified the effect of poor sleep on cognition and executive function, the researchers said. Full Story