Thursday, October 25, 2007

Obese kids showing early sign of heart disease

According to the US researchers, obese children and those who are at the danger of being obese are showing early sign of heart disease. This study by a team at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, included 168 between the age of 10 and 18. Of 168 children, 33 were obese, 20 at the risk of obesity and 115 normal weights (Via Yahoo News).

In US, 19 percent of kids of age 6 to 11 are overweight and 17 percent of children of ages 12 to 19 are overweight.