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Premature death is more likely in obese children
USA Today - Nanci Hellmich

This week, first lady Michelle Obama announced a national campaign to combat childhood obesity, and now a new study shows that obese children are more likely to die prematurely than their healthy-weight peers. The research adds to growing evidence of the health risks of childhood obesity. About 32% of children and teens are obese or overweight, the government says.