You Are What You Ate

Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of adult cardiovascular and metabolic disorders

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

The rising prevalence of obesity in children has prompted a major new study with startling findings.

Megan Moriarty-Kelsey, MD and Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine caution that obesity rates in adults will rise and result in related metabolic and cardiovascular complications, such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol and insulin resistance.

Many children already display some of these signs of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders with many increasingly developing type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease as a result. 

Moriarty-Kelsey and Daniels emphasize prevention techniques and intervention in early childhood in their article titled “Childhood Obesity is the Fuel That Fires Adult Metabolic Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Disease” in the current issue of Childhood Obesity.

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November 22, 2010