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Monday, January 14, 2008

Health: Why It's Important To Fight Child Obesity

NewsDaily reports that children who are obese or at risk for obesity show early signs of heart disease.

Angela Sharkey of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Dr. Steven M. Lorch, a former fellow at the WU School of Medicine now at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, analyzed data from 168 children, ages 10 to 18.

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"In the patients who are obese, the rate of motion of heart muscle changed," Sharkey said in a statement."As a child's BMIA increases, we see alterations in both the relaxation and contraction phase of the heartbeat."

The study was published in the Journal of Cardiometabolic Syndrome.
That's why the parents of this child are endangering their child's very life:



Various groups claim that 20 to 35 per cent of your daily calorie intake should be fat. We disagree. Ten per cent or less, and only healthy fats, such as unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, and avocados. Eliminating all fats from the diet can have very bad consequences. Better to avoid highly processed foods and trans fats and eat a diet high in fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, peas, beans, and legumes, and low in animal products.

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