Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Obese Kids Showing Signs of Heart Disease

One of the biggest concerns fueled by the obesity epidemic is what will be the long-term health implications of a generation of children that have high levels of obesity and overweight. Spanish researchers provide some insight in a study that found overweight and obese kids as young as 12 are showing early signs of heart disease.

Scientists in Barcelona analysed 80 obese and overweight kids with an average age of 12 and compared them with 60 lean youngsters. They found that larger kids had higher cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as more signs of pre-diabetes.


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