Childhood obesity linked to higher mortality risk in critical illness

03/12/2013 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers reviewed 28 studies involving hospitalized 2- to 18-year-olds and found that obesity was associated with an increased risk of dying among those who were critically ill. Some studies also showed a link between childhood obesity and longer length of hospital stay. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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