A new study released from Australia shows that as teens become overweight and inactive their future risk for heart disease increases, this may reverse the current decreasing trend for heart disease deaths worldwide. To view the study highlights please visit this site: http://www.smh.com.au/news/lifeandstyle/wellbeing/a-third-of-teens-at-risk-of-coronary-disease/2009/01/14/1231608854476.html
We need to develop a campaign and start educating children about the risk for heart disease and diabetes early – Prevention is Our Best Strategy !!
The Heartstrong website has a section called “Little Hearts” which includes some fun and informational links designed specifically for kids http://heart-strong.com/littlehearts.html