Monday, May 21, 2012

Half of Overweight Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that half of overweight teenagers and 60 percent of obese teenagers in America have at least one risk factor for heart disease. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels. The study also found that since 1999, the percentage of diabetic or prediabetic teens in the United States rose from 9 percent to 21 percent. Teenagers diagnosed with these health conditions are at risk for heart diseases that usually affect only older generations — diseases like heart attack and stroke.
 
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