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Study: Overweight kids show heart risk

March 12, 2009 8:54:18 AM PDT
Overweight children, as young as 3-year-olds, can begin to show signs of heart disease risk factors.According to a study of 3,000 children released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young children with a high body mass index and a large waist circumference have lower levels of good cholesterol.

Even at ages 3 to 6, the overweight children have higher levels of a marker that signals potential heart disease.


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