Teenage Obesity Linked To Liver Damage

September 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

Studies are showing that more and more obese teenagers are at extremely high risk to developing serious liver problems. This condition can lead to a handful of diseases such as cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer and experts say that many of these adolescents will need a new liver by the time they reach their thirties.  The disease is called Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and up to 5% of overweight children above the age of five have it.

OK people, is it only me or does this article not shock you? It is and HAS BEEN well known that there are absolutely no health benefits to being overweight. It effects all of your systems, including individual organs such as your heart, lungs, and now even your liver.  When are these parents going to realize that although their kids are happy eating junk food, that in reality they are in the long run KILLING THEM??  I understand that sometimes the parents aren’t the ones to blame; there are genetic conditions out there that cause rapid weight gain but at least get your child tested for this disease if they are indeed overweight.

Some experts think as many as 10 percent of all children and half of those who are obese may suffer from it, but note that few are given the simple blood test that can signal its presence.

A simple blood test could be the difference in your child living or dying. WAKE UP AMERICA! Obesity especially in children is on the rise.  Our children are the future of America; what does it say about our country’s future when a large percentage of it is fat?

Tell me what YOU think.

Source: MSNBC


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