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Obesity Epidemic Breeds Bigger Kids, More Heart Attacks

The fallout from obesity epidemic affecting younger children: They are three to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke before they reach 65 than slimmer youngsters, according to the World Heart Federation. The federation believes diseases previously seen only in adults are now being diagnosed in hefty children, who are likely to also be overweight or obese as adults. In fact, overweight and obese children bear near-term risks of developing type 2 diabetes, and ill...

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