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Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature Death

WorldNews Monday, 23 March 2020
Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature DeathTwo new studies show that children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings highlight the need to identify specific risk factors for children with obesity and find preventative tools, according to researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The World Health Organization ranks childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Previous studies have linked childhood obesity with an increased risk of premature mortality from middle adulthood. In the current studies, the...
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