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Obese preschoolers already show signs of health problems.

Some overweight and obese preschoolers may already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, a new study from Italy suggests. The study involved more than 5,700 healthy children ages 2 to 6 who visited pediatricians in Rome between 2011 and 2012.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The obesity for these preschoolers started in the womb via fetal programming, and the epigenetic changes are likely to be carried for the rest of their lives.

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