Children who have asthma, hay fever or eczema may also have more risk factors for heart disease at a young age, as compared to kids who don’t have these allergy-related conditions, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Researchers found that kids with such allergies had higher rates of being overweight or obese — risk factors for heart disease — than children who don’t have these allergic conditions. The investigators also found that children and teens with asthma or hay fever were twice as likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, which are also risk factors for heart disease