Close Health Alert: Obese people at higher risk for hypertension Health Alert Jeremy Kyle , KYTX 4:05 AM. CDT September 13, 2013 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST (CBS) - A new study from the American Heart Association finds obese children are four times more likely to develop high blood pressure as adults. Researchers tracked more than 1,000 adolescents for 27 years. The more overweight a child was, the higher the risk for high blood pressure later in life. (CBS) - A spice found in many Mexican dishes may also purify drinking water. In a small study scientists in Mexico found cilantro can absorb lead and other heavy metals from contaminated water. Current filtration methods can be expensive and researchers believe filters packed with cilantro may present an inexpensive way to clean water in developing countries. (CBS) - There's some good news for people who've had a lot of cavities. A new study finds these people are less likely to develop head and neck cancer. Researchers say the lactic acid bacteria that causes cavities may also protect against cancer cells. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment More Stories False alarm triggers 'shelter in place' at UT Tyler Feb 23, 2017, 2:27 p.m. Couple arrested for aggravated sexual assault of… Feb 15, 2017, 12:11 p.m. Eustace ISD closed Friday because of additional rise… Feb 23, 2017, 12:26 p.m.