Excess Fat in Kids Could Lead to Heart Trouble - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/20/05

Excess Fat in Kids Could Lead to Heart Trouble

Even a little extra weight on kids could set them up for heart trouble as they grow older.

A new study finds children with excess body fat were more likely to show less elastic ability in the blood vessels...which is an early marker for heart disease.

The problems were even seen in kids who did not look obese. Researchers say that's why healthy diets and lots of exercise are the best ways for kids to lower their risk.

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