Childhood Obesity Puts Your Child's Future Health at Risk


By Molly Grady

Childhood obesity may have a greater impact on future health than first thought.

Researchers at the University of Oxford looked at nearly 50,000 children, and found obese kids have significantly higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Doctors also detected thickening in the heart muscle, a risk factor for heart disease.

Scientists say these children could be at a 30 percent higher risk of future stroke and heart disease if they do not lose the weight.


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