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New Study Shows that Obese Children Can Become Healthy Adults

Author: Dr. Ran Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, MedSchoolForParents.com
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported that obese children can reduce their risk of heart conditions and blood vessel diseases in adulthood if they develop an appropriate body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat based on the child’s weight in relation to his or her height.
 
 
Investigators found that previously obese children who had a normal BMI in adulthood had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high lipid blood levels. This was not seen if the obesity carried to adulthood.
 
This shows us that it is never too late to make good health choices in order to reduce risk of disease in older age.
 
 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 

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