Your weight as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age

Posted by on June 17, 2016 12:28 am
Categories: health

Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age. Surprisingly, the increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence.

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