Washington: Two out of three severely obese kids already have at least one risk factor for heart disease, new research has warned.The authors, who found the presence of high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose even in under-12s, said that the prevalence and severity of childhood obesity has been on a rise worldwide.The findings have been based on data supplied by paediatricians to the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit between 2005 and 2007.During this period, doctors treating all new cases of severe obesity in children from the ages of 2 to 18 across The Netherlands were asked to give information on their patients`` cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, fasting blood glucose levels, and blood fats (lipids).Over the three years, about 87 percent to 94 percent of paediatricians provided information on 500 children in all.With a request for further data, 307 of those children were correctly classified as severely obese.
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