Childhood Obesity Increases Risk for Early Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Researchers examined the physiological changes in extremely obese children compared to normal weight. Those overweight and obese had higher levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol (the damaging kind) and inflammatory markers which help predict the early onset of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The most important finding was that these predictors of early disease increased steadily with increasing weight gain in children.

PositiveTip:  Low fat diets with more wholesome foods tend to help prevent weight gain along with active family activities to reduce sedentary hours.