Obese, diabetic youth found to have hardened arteries

05/27/2009 | Yahoo!

Obese and diabetic youngsters were found to have thicker and stiffer carotid arteries than thinner children, which could raise their risk of having a stroke or heart attack in the future, a study in Circulation found. Researchers said obese or diabetic youth also were more likely to have other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as higher blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

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