Kids With More Visceral Fat At Risk For Heart Disease

Recent research says that children with more visceral fat are at higher risk of developing heart diseases.

It was already proved in earlier studies that increased waist circumference is associated with cardiovascular risks in adults.

Dr. Reda Bassali, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and his team, conducted a study including 188 obese children, ages 7-11, those with the largest waist circumferences.obese child

The results of the study suggest that routine waist measurements in obese kids could predict risk factors of heart disease like diabetes, lower levels of high density lipo-protiens, and higher levels of triglycerides in future.

Source: RedOrbit


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