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Childhood obesity: 60% have one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, 25% have two or more
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:57 am Email this article
"[A]pproximately 60 percent of obese children aged 5 to 10 years had at least one cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor--such as elevated total cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, or blood pressure--and 25 percent had two or more risk CVD risk factors" according to a report on Childhood Obesity from the Institute of Medicine published September 30, 2004. Read The Report For Free On-line
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Preventing childhood obesity: Health in the balance. Institute of Medicine. 2004 Sep 30, 482 pages.
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