Obese children already seeing effect on their health

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:00

Obesity in school-age children may be having a significant effect on the health of their hearts, an Oxford University study suggests.

The researchers show that obese children and adolescents have several risk factors for heart disease – including raised blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and a thickening of the heart muscle – compared with normal weight children.

Read the press release about the research:

http://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/news/obese-children-already-seeing-effect-on-their-health

Read the journal article in the BMJ:

http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4759

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