Overweight children are at higher risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age

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() Overweight children are at higher risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age even if they have slimmed down High blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking before the age of 19 also raise risk Findings are strongest evidence so far that childhood lifestyle has a big impact 42,000 participants from the US, Australia and Finland, were tracked until 50 

By Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent In Paris For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:44 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 01:44 BST, 2 September 2019

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Overweight children are at significantly greater risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age – even if they slim down as adults.

High blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking before the age of 19 also raise the risk, say Oxford University researchers.

The findings are the strongest evidence so far that childhood lifestyle has a big impact later.

Overweight children are at significantly greater risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age

Overweight children are at significantly greater risk of heart attack or stroke in middle age

The study, presented at the European

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