Study looks at impact of obesity on heart of young obese children

Jan 23, 2022

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): According to research published in the 'European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging', obesity could have a severe impact on the heart's anatomy for young obese children. The study looked at the left ventricle, one of the four chambers of the heart. The remodeling became significant at a BMI of roughly 19 in children aged 10, corresponding to the threshold of overweight range in adults BMI 25. In their study, extensive data collection had been conducted over the years, from the early prenatal phase through childhood, to examine the development of the cardiovascular system and early cardiovascular risk factors. Obesity remains one of the most important issues in global health.