Study: Overweight teens face serious heart risks
New research suggests many of the nation's overweight and obese teenagers face serious heart risks.
The study says half of overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart problems.
Thirty-four hundred people, ages 12 to 19, took part in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.
One expert says the battle for good health is being lost early on with many children.
The study is in today's journal Pediatrics.
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