Childhood obesity reduces life expectancy, early intervention crucial

News-Medical.Net May 15, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: New research presented at ECO quantifies childhood obesity's impact on life expectancy. A child with severe obesity at age 4 has a life expectancy of 39 years, half the average. A BMI Z-score of 3.5 at age 4 increases T2D risk by 45% at age 35. Weight loss can significantly improve life expectancy and reduce comorbidity risks. Early intervention is crucial. The model's accuracy was confirmed by experts.

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