2/20/2013

Researchers looked at data on 9,245 people ages 12 to 39 and found that cardiometabolic risk factors such as central obesity, smoking and hyperglycemia were associated with a higher risk of death before age 55. Analysis also showed a higher risk of all-cause death related to hypertension and high total and non-HDL cholesterol in women, but not in men. The study appeared online in the journal Pediatrics.

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