Heart Disease In Store for Obese Kids
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|Tue, 03-02-2010 - 4:12pm|
MONDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children as young as 3 could harbor a warning sign that they're at risk of heart disease in the future, new research suggests.
In a study published online March 1 in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found higher levels of C-reactive protein -- a sign of inflammation and heart disease risk -- in obese kids. They also found higher levels of two other signs of inflammation in kids starting at ages 6 and 9.