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The Longer You Are Obese, the More It Damages Your Heart
Being obese in your 20s, 30s and 40s can increase your risk for heart disease and strokes later in life, says the American Heart Association. For every year young folks were obese, their risk of developing hardened plaque in the arteries increased by 2 to 4 percent, wrote USA Today. This new study is the first to find a link between the duration of obesity and coronary disease.