A high BMI is known to cause heart disease in mid-to-late life, but new research has revealed it can worsen cardiovascular health even in those as young as 17.
Obesity can cause poor cardiovascular health, even in the young, according to a new study.
European researchers say they’ve detected the development of cardiovascular changes known to be precursors of heart disease in those aged as young as 17 as a result of high body mass index (BMI).
The research was presented at the European Society of Human Genetics 2017 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Higher than normal BMI is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, healthy adults.