Obesity in children is the most neglected aspect in terms of their health, obesity is the gateway to many underlying diseases and its management is important in children as well. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that could spell bad news for children's cardiovascular systems both now and down the line.
The percentage of obese children and teens jumped from 19% pre-pandemic to 22%, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the rate at which body mass index (BMI) increased doubled.
Studies of cardiovascular risks in youth are limited, but researchers believe the negative changes to the cardiovascular system that lead to disease and heart attacks likely begin in childhood and adolescence.
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