Does Childhood Obesity Affect Health in Adulthood?

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Childhood obesity absolutely affects health in adulthood. They did a study where they followed children over the course of 50 years and they found that adults who are overweight as kids even if they were normal weight as adults, died younger than adults who were normal weight as kids so even if you lose weight as an adult and even if you were overweight as a child you more likely to die young.

They found that there are changes in the heart, in the lungs, in all of the body systems that occur during childhood that lasts a lifetime. Children who are overweight develop life long diseases such as diabetes or hypertension or high cholesterol that make changes that are going to absolutely last into adulthood.