If you want to know how bad the childhood obesity epidemic is then digest this. For the first time in history pediatricians are now recommending that kids as young as 8 years old be given cholesterol lowering drugs in hopes of preventing heart disease later on in life.
Gone are the days of dealing with just the loss of their first primary teeth. Our kids are how increasingly facing health problems such as high blood pressure and heart attacks. Stuff they should not have to worry about for at least another 40 - 50 years.
Some Doctors recently conducted a study using ultrasound tests to take a look inside the body and found out that obese kids as young as 10 years old had developed the arteries of a 45 year old, significantly raising their risk of heart disease. To read more about this study go here
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States it's said to kill one person every 34 seconds and with the current childhood obesity epidemic this number will most certainly raise.
First thing parents need to do is open their eyes & admit if their kid is obese -Read More
Next take a few simple steps to reverse this trend -Read More
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Published On: November 12, 2008