Study: Obese Teens Have Higher Risk of Chronic Disability as Adults

Could how you take care of yourself as a teenager determine whether you have a chronic disability as an adult? Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden think so. According to Medscape, the scientists followed more than 1 million male adolescents for 28 years and determined that obesity in adolescence is linked to later receipt of a disability pension. Diseases that showed up were cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, psychiatric and cancer — all indicators of possible...

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