Study: Obese kids have middle-aged arteries

NEW ORLEANS Researchers used ultrasound to measure the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries located in the neck in seven high-risk children ages 6 to 19.

On average the participants had arteries more representative of someone three decades older.

The study was a small one but researchers say they do need to explore whether losing weight and adopting healthier lifestyles could correct these problems.

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