Fat teenagers die earlier of cardiovascular diseases

Fat teenagers die earlier of cardiovascular diseases

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An Israeli cohort study shows that overweight or obese adolescents die more often from cardiovascular diseases in middle adulthood.

Between 1967 and 2010, a total of 2.5 million young people aged 16 to 19 were tested in Israel. During the sampling, i.a. Height and weight measured.

Israeli scientists have now compared this data with the information on death certificates. The scientists found that overweight recruits had a 50% increased cardiovascular risk of death. In the case of obese recruits, the risk of dying from the consequences of coronary artery disease was five times higher than that of normal weight adolescents. The risk of suffering a stroke or dying from sudden cardiac death was also increased. You can find the study here. (pm)

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