High Teenage BMI Tied to Poor Health in Adulthood

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that teenagers with a higher body mass index had close to 9% greater risk for type 2 diabetes and 0.8% greater risk for having a heart attack in their 30s and 40s, compared with those who had a lower BMI, HealthDay News reports. The findings, based on data from 12,300 participants, also showed that a higher BMI in adolescence was associated with 2.6% greater likelihood of poor overall health in adulthood, regardless of their adult BMI.

Full Story: HealthDay News (6/21)