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Obese Kids' Arteries Are Hardening

You know the obesity problem has reached the epidemic phase when researchers find the beginnings of artery disease in overweight children as young as 7. A group of Italian and U.S. scientists discovered signs the carotid arteries of obese children were already becoming thick and stiff, as well as indications that these kids may have a higher risk of diabetes. For their study they screened 100 children aged 6 to 14 brought to a clinic in Naples because they were overweight. They...

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