People who were treated for obesity as children and teens faced a three times higher mortality risk in young adulthood than those who did not get treatment for obesity, researchers reported in PLOS Medicine. Another study in BMC Medicine showed that compared with their peers in the general population, boys and girls who had obesity were 33% and 43% more likely to develop anxiety and depression, respectively.
Pediatric obesity tied to adverse outcomes in adulthood
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