Obese teenagers show signs of heart disease that are usually only seen in older people

Mail Online | 6/8/2019 | Stephen Adams Health Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday
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British teenagers are showing signs of future heart disease that are usually seen only in older people, a study has revealed.

Researchers found that the arteries of children who were seriously overweight throughout secondary school had already begun to stiffen by the time they were 17.

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This will put them at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke in later years.

Healthy arteries are elastic, enabling them to expand and contract to control blood pressure. But when fatty deposits build up, they become more rigid, leading to high blood pressure.

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Over time, the fatty deposits can build up further, narrowing the arteries and raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. Stiffening arteries are usually associated with middle and old age.

The research, published in the journal The Lancet Child...
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