Study: Obese teens may face increased health risks as adults

11/18/2013 | DailyRx.com

A U.S. study of more than 1,500 obese adults who were about to undergo bariatric surgery found that those who were class 2 obese or greater at age 18 were more prone to health problems as adults, including diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, lower-extremity venous edema and asthma. Those who were class 1 obese as 18-year-olds also had a greater likelihood of experiencing these health conditions in adulthood, but their risk was lower than those who were heavier. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

View Full Article in:

DailyRx.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Financial Officer
B. E. Smith
Miramar, FL
Director of ASO Department
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington-or could be in Nashville, TN, KY
Claims Director
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Mgr NGS Provider Enrollment (I)
National Government Services - WellPoint
Harrisburg, PA
NGS Provider Enrollment Rep
National Government Services - WellPoint
Harrisburg, PA