Obese Kids Have Arteries Like 45-Year-Olds
According to this report by researchers:
"Many overweight children and teenagers could have severe cardiovascular disease in their 20s and 30s, causing a healthcare crisis."
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.
"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