Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

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The results here show this opportunity is being squandered, Katz said. "Our sons and daughters are missing out on the opportunity and benefits of healthful eating and routine physical activity and so are showing early warning signs of heart disease," he added.

"Rather than eliminating heart disease as we could," he said, "our culture is putting ever younger people at risk."

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For more information on heart health, visit the American Heart Association.

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