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Obesity problem amongst youth worsens
Fat 10 year olds have the arteries of 45 year olds. That is the result of a study reported at the American Heart Conference this week, reported by The NZ Herald.
One-third of US children are overweight and on-fifth are now classified as obese. Dr Raghuveer was outlining her research into the area of child obesity - and reported back these alarming statistics. Doctors in Sydney and Canberra have reported very similar results too.
There are now calls to deal with this issue at a giovernmental level as well as parental. School dinners and a lack of physical exercise are considered to be key factors that could be addressed.
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