Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. A study of 181 children with obesity aged eight to seventeen years old showed that up to a third could be classified as "metabolically healthy," meaning they're not imminently at risk of developing insulin resistance - a precursor to Type 2 diabetes - high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other obesity-related diseases. Continued at MedicalNewsToday>>

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