New research finds two out of three very obese children already have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Researchers in the Netherlands looked at 500 very obese children ages 2 to 18 over several years. They found more than half had high blood pressure and more than half had high levels of the so-called bad cholesterol.
And vitamins C, E and selenium could help reduce the risk of getting pancreatic cancer. A new study says the anti-oxidants may cut the risk up to two-thirds. Pancreatic cancer kills more than a 250,000 people worldwide every year. Researchers say the antioxidant supplements may neutralize cancer-causing compounds and help stimulate the body's immune system.
(Randall Pinkston, CBS News)