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Heart Health

07 April 2011

Teen weight predicts heart disease, not diabetes

Seventeen-year-olds with above-average weight are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in their 40s, research has shown.

Seventeen-year-olds with above-average weight face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in their 40s, but adolescent weight doesn't seem to affect the subsequent risk of diabetes, according to a new long-term study of Israeli army personnel.

The study

 

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