Teenagers in 2012 At Increased Risk For Heart Disease

Many American teenagers, including some with a normal, healthy weight, already have one or more risk factors for heart disease, researchers say.

About 22 percent of today’s teens have borderline-high or already high LDL cholesterol — that’s the bad type. And 15 percent have pre-diabetes or diabetes, according to the new research based on data spanning from 1999 to 2008.

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