Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kind of confirms what many believed

Obese Children Twice as Likely to Die Before 55 starts with:

Obesity in children may pave the way to an early grave, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds.
The study, published Wednesday, followed nearly 5,000 American Indian children from childhood to middle age and found that those who were obese as children were more than twice as likely to die from disease before the age of 55.
This is the first large study to confirm that childhood obesity is a risk factor for long-term complications, though that is something experts have suspected for years.


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kat said...

My physician husband says ALL the time, "There are very few old fat people."

Henry Cate said...

I hadn't really thought about that, but you are right.