Childhood obesity leads to adverse cardiovascular and metabolic consequences as adults

Childhood obesity, a growing problem in India, compromises future cardiovascular health, according to a Canadian researcher in population health, who authored a review on the link between childhood obesity and adverse health outcomes in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

According to data published in the late 2000s, the prevalence of childhood obesity in India is as high as 6.57%.

“A holistic, multi-pronged approach in the early phase of life is needed to contain this epidemic. Neglecting this threat will compromise the future cardiovascular health of our population and result in a serious public health crisis."
-Manu Raj, MD, David Braley, population health researcher, Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada—commenting about childhood obesity in an article in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

An examination of the literature by Manu Raj, MD, from the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, reveals...

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