Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds

"Many overweight children and teenagers could have severe cardiovascular disease in their 20s and 30s, causing a healthcare crisis."
What?!. The report continues...
"The arteries of many obese children and teenagers are as thick and stiff as those of 45-year-olds, a sign that such children could have severe cardiovascular disease at a much younger age than their parents unless their condition is reversed, researchers said Tuesday." More here.

1 comment:

Paul Eilers said...

"Because of the current overweight epidemic in children and teens, for the first time in over a century, today's generation of kids will not live as long as their parents." - William Klish, M.D. Co-Chairman American Academy of Pediatrics