Certainly the prediction of stroke and heart attacks in adults is not surprising. But what is scary is the age. We are talking about young adults that are predicted to have these diseases in their thirties. It comes from being overweight for so many years, since childhood.
Two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that overweight children will have premature heart attacks and strokes as they age. The first study done by University of California, San Francisco used a computer algorithm to model the likely effects of obesity as these children aged.
Each change will add up. Start by talking with your family and making the commitment to healthy eating and regular activity. That does not mean you change everything at once. Start with just one simple goal. We have agreements that you can use on the parents nutrition tools page that focus on one nutrition goal.
Just one goal at a time.