Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Before 55

Obesity in children may pave the way to an early grave, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. The study, published Wednesday, followed nearly 5,000 American Indian children from childhood to middle age and found that those who were obese as children were more than twice as likely to die from disease before the age of 55. This is the first large study to confirm that childhood obesity is a risk factor for long-term complications, though that is something experts have...Full Story
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