Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

teen obesityA new study that included about 45,000 Swedish males indicates that older teen boys who are either obese or overweight could be at greater risk of severe liver disease in later life.

Compared to the men with normal weight in their late teens, the overweight or obese individuals in their late teens were 64 percent more likely to develop severe liver disease. The risk increased by 5 percent for every point increase in BMI from being overweight. BMI above 25 is considered overweight.

The obesity epidemic worldwide has been linked to liver diseases and hence medical practitioners need to develop effective prevention programs right from an early age.

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