Study: Obesity in children increases risk of premature death

02/11/2010 | USA Today

Children who are obese are more likely to die prematurely, according to a 24-year NIH study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers followed 4,857 American Indian children and found that the heaviest 25% were twice as likely to die early from diseases including cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, compared with children in the lowest 25% according to weight.

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