Childhood obesity increases cardiovascular risks later in life - 1
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers recently collected information on childhood obesity and its relation to cardiovascular risk factors later in life. NIH’s Dr. Kristina Rother says the risk is real.
Rother: Unfortunately, they found the obese children are truly at a higher risk to develop myocardial infarction or heart attack, stroke, and other complications from obesity.
Narrator Rother recommends resources like WeCan! - Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition, and Let’s Move, with First Lady Michelle Obama. For details visit the websites wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov and letsmove.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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