After following 4, 857 US children through adulthood, a first of its kind study determined that being overweight in childhood was the single most powerful predictor of premature death from chronic disease. The children in the top quarter for weight were 230% more likely to die at any earlier age than those in the lowest quarter for weight. (New England Journal of Medicine, Feb 2010)
Be sure your children or grandchildren are getting enough physical activity and eating as healthy as possible. For more guidance on the healthy eating front check out my free article Superfoods for Health and Wellness or sign up for my Feed Your Kids Right! webinar.