Obesity threatens gains made in fighting heart disease

11/18/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

Gains made in fighting heart disease over the last several decades may be at risk because of increasing obesity rates, especially in children, researchers reported. Studies found that adults' blood pressure and blood sugar levels are continuing to rise, in part due to rising average body mass index numbers, and that many people who are overweight or obese think their weight is normal.

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