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26 November 2010

High BMI in kids linked to heart risk in teens

Children with a high BMI between nine and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels by the time they reach adolescence.

Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between nine and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence, according to a study published on bmj.com.

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