Source: Medical News Today
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Date of publication: October 2014
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Researchers from the University of Leipzig have found they could detect possible heart problems in obese children and teenagers. Using an ultrasound, researchers were able to assess blood flow through the valves and chambers of the heart and found changes in the shape and function in the hearts of children who were obese compared with those within normal weight boundaries. Further research is needed to find out if the changes to the heart are reversible and the predictive value of these cardiovascular changes.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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Acknowledgement: Uk Health Forum