A lean childhood won’t prevent health risks

Lean children who become obese later in life have the highest chance of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.

The study showed there was little evidence directly linking childhood obesity and heart disease and diabetes. It suggested there could even be some protective effect if people who were overweight as children reduced their Body Mass Index in adulthood.

The researchers were quick to point out that they were not suggesting childhood obesity was without consequences.

The study is published in the International Journal of Obesity.

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