Scientists are saying that our kids these days are getting more and more of a head start… on heart disease and early death.
Oxford researchers analyzed data from 63 studies on nearly 50,000 school-aged kids from 23 countries and noticed a frightening uptick in cholesterol levels as well as signs of early onset heart problems. The problem, they surmised, was that these rotund youngsters (some as young as six years-old) had thicker than normal heart muscles. This is usually a good indicator of problems with high blood pressure. Continue reading