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Report: Being Obese For a Long Time Linked to Heart Disease
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on July 19, 2013 @ 7:10PM
Created on July 19, 2013 @ 5:24PM

According to a new study, it's not just how much weight you're carrying around that adds to your heart disease risk. It's how long you've been obese that plays a big role as well.

Heart disease is one of the top killers in our own state. The results from the study suggest that becoming obese at an earlier age could lead to major heart problems by middle age.

Researchers said the study may give doctors more to think about when trying to determine an overweight patient's risk for health problems. Medical officials in our area said it's something very important to consider.

Dr. Elizabeth Hess from UHC said, "Our childhood obesity epidemic is going to translate into an adult heart disease epidemic. What we need to try to target is younger patients, and get them to adopt healthier lifestyles earlier, and help prevent obesity into adulthood." 

Those with stomach fat have a higher risk of developing heart disease.

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