Obesity raises heart disease risk in young kids

A top childhood obesity expert has revealed that kids as young as10 are at risk of heart disease due to obesity.

Dr Matt Sabin, co-head of the Royal Children`s Hospital weight management clinic, said Victoria`s obesity epidemic was becoming extreme.

`We`re not talking about a little bit of extra weight, we`re talking about severely obese children,` News.com.au quoted Sabin as saying.

`It is getting worse – the numbers are not getting higher but the degree of obesity is getting worse,` added Sablin.

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While most were aged 14 to 18, a handful were as young as 10, Sabin said.

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