Risk factors involved in the early onset and severity of childhood obesity

https://ift.tt/2JLvWU3 A family history of obesity, high blood pressure and lipid levels, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease should all be considered high risk factors for the severity and early onset of childhood obesity, reveals a new study. The study, which assessed these risk factors together from children’s parents, siblings and grandparents, also finds the most severely obese children — even the very young — show insulin resistance, which can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.

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