Q&A With Linyuan Jing From Geisinger Health System: Studying Risk of Heart Disease In Obese Children

December 30, 2015
Adam Hochron

With one in 5 children in the United States at risk of obesity a recent study looked at their chances of developing heart disease and what it can mean for the future of this patient population.

With one in 5 children in the United States at risk of obesity a recent study looked at their chances of developing heart disease and what it can mean for the future of this patient population.

Linyuan Jing, PhD, from Geisinger Health System discussed the results of teh study during the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in Orlando. Jing said the study showed the importance of helping these patients early in life so their health does not have more serious deterioration as they reach adulthood and beyond.