That is why the problem of obesity is so important to scientists and doctors. According to recent estimates, up to half of the adult population in developed countries is overweight. They usually are laid since childhood.
Scientists found through MRI: children with obesity develop early signs of cardiovascular disease. In addition, the wall of the heart in obesity thickens on average by 12%.
"I am very surprised that was able to detect evidence of heart disease among eight-year-old children. Because this suggests that smaller children can also show signs of heart disease," says Lijuan Jing, researcher at Geisinger.
Heart problems in childhood threaten serious complications to already third ten years. People are increasingly confronted with strokes and heart attacks in 30-40 years, whereas 30 or 40 years ago these States were considered the exclusive preserve of older people.