Be-HealthY: Behavioral Risk Factors for Poor Vascular Health in Youth

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Updated on 13 April 2022
cardiovascular disease
raised blood pressure


The investigators aim to determine the association of dietary intake on cardiovascular disease risk factors among children with overweight and obesity who are being evaluated for elevated blood pressure.

The investigators will also investigate for predictors of vascular function and determine if predictors vary by level of sodium intake.


This research is being done to determine if the food or salt eaten can cause arteries to be stiffer and/or not work as well and if it can impact blood pressure over a 24-hour period of time. The investigators also want to determine if there are any risk factors or blood tests that can predict how stiff arteries are or how well arteries function. The investigators hope that the information from this study will help the investigators prevent blood pressure-related cardiovascular disease in children. This knowledge could help shape future guidelines on how to best prevent and treat high blood pressure and heart disease in children.

Condition Prehypertension, Hypertension, Overweight and Obesity, Elevated Blood Pressure, Endothelial Dysfunction, Vascular Stiffness, Sleep
Treatment Actigraphy, Cardiovascular Assessments, Laboratory assessments, Emotional/Behavioral Assessments
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03934398
SponsorJohns Hopkins University
Last Modified on13 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Overweight or obese
Elevated blood pressure
Referred to the ReNEW Clinic at Johns Hopkins University for evaluation and treatment of elevated blood pressure

Exclusion Criteria

The only children who will not be eligible for inclusion in this study are those who are non-English speaking
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