Longer Time Being Obese Leads to Heart Disease, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study

Published: Jul 17, 2013

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Here's another good reason for young adults to maintain a healthy weight: People who are obese for a longer time in their 20s, 30s and 40s are at an increased risk of developing hardened plaque in their arteries, which increases their risk of having a heart attack or a stroke later in life, a new study shows.

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