Risks for Heart Attack Before 55 Start in Childhood!

A research team has followed almost 5000 non-diabetic children for almost 25 years to assess the impact of overweight/obesity on premature death in adulthood. Those who were in the top quarter of body mass index (BMI) when children had 2.3 times the risk of death before age 55 than those in the lowest quarter of BMI. Interestingly, cholesterol levels in childhood showed no association with early death.

PositiveTip: Preventing obesity in the early years will improve the quality and longevity of the later years of life.