Obese teens already have hardened arteries

Although there seems to be many more obese teenagers in my daily travels, one thing I rarely thought of recently was how the bodies of these young people was coping with much more weight than young bodies are designed to handle, along with internal problems that may already be developing.

Well, German researchers recently said that obese kids — teenagers mostly — already have hardening of the arteries, which leads to heart disease sooner or later.

In a positive note, though, the researchers said that when obese teens undergo an aggressive, six-month exercise program, they can undo the damage to their arteries. This shows the remarkable potential of the body to heal itself when bad habits are undone, yes? Kids who undergo this kind of “treatment” also lose weight, cut their cholesterol and blood fat levels and lower their blood pressure.

Author by Brian White