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Dying Younger from Heart Disease

December 1, 2011

While I am not really one for scare tactics and fear-mongering, I couldn’t help but share this startling finding: Today’s Teens Will Die Younger of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In the article, the authors point to a study performed by researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine who found that:

-[many] children and adolescents, ages 12 to 19, … have high blood sugar levels, are obese or overweight, have a lousy diet, don’t get enough physical activity and even smoke

-“After four decades of declining deaths from heart disease, we are starting to lose the battle again,” Lloyd-Jones added

The article goes on to enumerate some of the glaringly poor health characteristics that the researchers found, including bad diets, high blood sugar, obesity or overweight, and low physical activity, among others.

These are all things that we at FIT can help to improve, as well as educate about.


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