Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Childhood obesity may lead to early death by 55


Alarming new study indicates that children burdened with overweight and obesity were twice as likely to die before 55 compared to their thinnest counterparts. Most effected were the children with the pre-diabetes diagnosis.

The study, published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed data gathered from Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians, whose rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes soared decades before weight problems became widespread among other Americans.

Blog posts on childhood obesity:
Nutrition in Schools - Childhood Obesity