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JAN 16, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Wow—Obese Kids’ Health Is Much Worse Than We Thought

We all know the numbers of American kids who are overweight or obese are at scandalous rates (childhood obesity rates doubled between 1988 and 2006). But most of us might assume that the really bad health consequences of being very overweight will come later, in adulthood, when rates of the big killers --- heart disease, stroke, and diabetes – peak. And while that is true, there’s now new research showing a much bigger effect of excess weight on kids’ health when they are young.

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