You Had a Healthy Weight in Your Teens
In a pediatrics study, 137 African Americans were followed from birth to 28 years of age. What it found is that being overweight at age 14 makes it more likely that one will have type 2 diabetes as an adult.
Diabetes increases the risk of developing heart disease by up to 400 percent in adults. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more than 610,000 people annually.