Study: Extensive artery damage exists in obese children

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 9:00 p.m. CST; updated 9:58 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The arteries of many obese children and teenagers are as thick and stiff as those of 45-year-olds, a sign that such children could have severe cardiovascular disease at a much younger age than their parents unless their condition is reversed, researchers said Tuesday.