45-Year Old Kids

Posted: November 12, 2008 in Our children, Our Health

Fat kids found to have arteries of 45-year-olds
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
Associated Press

Obese children as young as 10 had the arteries of 45-year-olds and other heart abnormalities that greatly raise their risk of heart disease, say doctors who used ultrasound tests to take a peek inside.

“As the old saying goes, you’re as old as your arteries are,” said Dr. Geetha Raghuveer of Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, who led one of the studies. “This is a wake-up call.” (more…)

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