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Even A little Extra Body Fat May Be Harmful In Youth

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Obesity and Youth

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Excess body fat early in life may have adverse cardiovascular effects, even in children and adolescents who aren't obese or overweight, researchers suggest in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

In the study, researchers found that adiposity (fat) in body tissue was associated with reduced blood vessel distensibility, an early marker of cardiovascular disease.