More evidence today of the hidden dangers facing kids who are overweight.
Researchers have found the arteries of obese children to be equal to those of a 45-year old adult. Cardiologists looked at the neck arteries of 70 obese children with an average age of 13.
They found most already had the fatty buildup of plaque associated with heart attack or stroke. No big surprise on what to do about it, doctors say, kids should eat healthier and get more exercise.
Last year, North Carolina ranked 5th for having the highest rate of obese kids.