Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
from Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The findings, published in
, highlight the need to identify specific risk factors for children with obesity and find preventative tools, according to the researchers.
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