Rapaport, L. (2018, October 17). Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens. Retrieved February 13, 2019

Adolescents from low-income families were at a greater risk of developing heart disease and were more likely to be obese or to smoke, compared with those from affluent families, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers evaluated data on 11,557 youths ages 12 to 19 and found that 22% of teens from low-income families and 26% from middle-income families were obese, compared with less than 15% of adolescents from high-income families.

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