hrp0092p2-123 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Overweight, Obesity and Hypertension among Adolescents – the Impact of Immigration and a Acculturation

Hamiel Uri , Bendor Cole , Bardugo Aya , Berr Zivan , Derazne Estela , Tzur Dorit , Grossman Ehud , Afek Arnon , Twig Gilad , Pinhas-Hamiel Orit

Aims: The migration from one cultural milieu to another has drastically increased cardiovascular risk factors and disease rates. We studied the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and hypertension among adolescents of Ethiopian origin who immigrated to Israel, as well as on Israeli born children of Ethiopian origin.Methods: Adolescents aged 16-19 years, who were medically examined prior to mandatory military service in...