Childhood obesity increases cardiovascular risks later in life - 3
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be influenced during the earliest stages of life. NIH’s Dr. Kristina Rother explains.
Rother: We know for a long time that heavier individuals have a higher risk of developing of type 2 diabetes. But now we're learning that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is not only due to who are your parents and whether they have it, whether you are overweight or obese, but also to which environment you were exposed while you were a baby in the womb of the mother.
Narrator: For more on childhood obesity risks, visit www.wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov or www.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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