LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong to severe storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening...especially on the Plateau. The main threats are damaging winds, small hail, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two reports in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine suggest that obese children face more heart disease risks as adults.
A U.S. study indicates the rate of heart disease could be 16 percent higher for today's teens because of the extra pounds they're carrying around.
And Danish researchers have documented a connection between excess weight in even younger kids and heart disease in adults, especially boys. Doctor David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston says there has never been a generation so heavy from so early in life, adding the consequences are "unprecedented and unknown."
The lead author of the U.S. study, Doctor Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, says if nothing is done to reduce obesity in children the health consequences will be "quite dramatic."
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.