Is Your Teen Obese? Cut Out These Foods to Prevent Risk of Stroke Later

NDTV – Staff Writer

“‘Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. Globally, in 2015 the number of overweight children under the age of five, was estimated to be over 42 million,” WHO. Teenage obesity is also a growing concern, especially among Indian adolescents. Experts suggest lack of exercise to be one of the biggest perpetrators of weight gain in kids and teenagers. Obesity at young age may lead to a host of health issues later in life including risk of developing type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular ailments and even stroke. Experts revealed that people with high spikes in BMI between 8 to 20 years of age were more likely to have high blood pressure as adults. The research was published in online journal of Neurology..” (more)

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