Heavy Kids Become Teens With Heart Risks

Preteens with a high body mass index (BMI) have increased risk factors for coronary artery disease in adolescence, researchers found. Those with a greater BMI between ages 9 and 12 were more likely to have high blood pressure, high levels of LDL cholesterol -- the so-called bad cholesterol -- and triglycerides, and insulin resistance at ages 15 or 16, Dr. Debbie Lawlor of the University of Bristol in England and colleagues reported in BMJ. "Childhood BMI alone adequately identifies those who...Full Story
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