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Heart Health

25 October 2010

Obese kids have 'old' blood vessels

The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease.

The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease, Dr Kevin Harris told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The clock is ticking and the shape of the 13 year-old-heart is changing – for the worse.

Aortic stiffness

 

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