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Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: February 10, 2010 A rare study that tracked thousands of children through adulthood found the heaviest youngsters were more than twice as likely as the thinnest to die prematurely, before age 55, of illness or a self-inflicted injury. Youngsters with a condition called pre-diabetes were at almost double the risk of dying before 55, and those with high blood pressure were at some increased risk. But obesity was the factor most closely associated with an early death, researchers said. The study, published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed...

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