Study: Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Death

Ad Feedback

A new study shows the percentage of kids who have ever struggled with a chronic illness grew to 52 percent between 2000 and 2006. And researchers said it's due to all the extra weight many kids carry.

More than half of kids ages 8 to 14 have some kind of problem like a learning disability, asthma or other disease.

Childhood obesity also doubles the risk of premature death.

In fact, another new study shows hefty kids have a greater likelihood of not even living to see their 55th birthday. This could pose a problem in the future as about a third of kids and teens in the U.S. are obese or overweight.

The latest study is one of the most comprehensive since it followed a group of kids well into adulthood with research spanning several decades.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.