Father helps son lose weight to earn Children’s Day present
?By Wang Xiaoyu
?Ye Zhidong, head of China-Japan Friendship Hospital's cardiovascular surgery department, said that most heart disease patients he encountered three decades ago were in their 70s or 80s. "But in recent years, the youngest patient was only in their late 20s," he said.
Ye said many cardiovascular diseases stem from unhealthy conditions in childhood, such as obesity and the resulting high blood pressure and diabetes.
"There are nearly 300 million people suffering from high blood pressure in China, and the ratio of teenage patients among them is high," he said. "It is important for parents to nurture healthy habits in their kids, such as cutting down on soft drinks and high-calorie food, and exercising more often."