Longer-term obesity raises risk of coronary artery calcification

07/16/2013 | Family Practice News · USA Today

Young adults' risk of having coronary artery calcification at midlife increases 2% to 4% for each additional year of being obese, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found a higher risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes among young adults who had the longest duration of overall and abdominal obesity.

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