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Childhood obesity a risk for imminent heart problems, research shows

2188725886_860d60d92dChildhood obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, may also contribute to cardiovascular damage and dysfunction during childhood, according to a recent review (subscription required) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A release summarizes findings by scientists at the University of British Columbia:

Among the alarming clinical studies, obese children:

Missing from the evidence is a clear understanding of what is normal in children and what can be expected as they grow and develop, Devlin and colleagues reported.

Previously: Sugar intake, diabetes and kids: Q&A with a pediatric obesity expert, Using hip hop to teach children about healthy habits, Community violence can increase risk of heart disease and Study says nearly 40 percent of American children’s diet consists of empty calories
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