Its Whats Inside That Counts
New research has shown that obese children have arteries of a 45-year old.
This study, presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions in New Orleans states that obese children have neck arteries that have aged prematurely, which puts them at risk for future heart disease and cholesterol problems.
Researchers studied 70 obese kids aged 10 to 18 by using ultrasound imaging to measure the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. They found the children’s vascular age was 30 years older than their real age.
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