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How can my child's weight affect his risk of health problems as an adult?

Being overweight or obese puts a child at higher risk for being an overweight adult and thus increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and muscle problems and metabolic syndrome.

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