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Obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds -study

Posted Nov 13 2008 3:54am

"We found that the state of the arteries of these children is more typical of a 45-year-old than of someone their own age."

"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.

"It's possible that they will have heart disease in their 20s and 30s," said Dr. Geetha Raghuveer of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, who led the study presented at a New Orleans meeting of the American Heart Assn. More here...

What can we do as parents to change this for our children? I feel it is related to what our kids eat. Go back to real food and see if our kids get healthy. Think?

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