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Type 2 diabetes, once considered a disease for adults, is increasingly common in tweens and teens

Friday, April 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"For  years, health experts have bemoaned the rise of childhood obesity in the United States. About 17% of kids and teens in the U.S. are now considered obese, a figure that has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"A report in this week’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine lays out one of the consequences of all this excess weight: a corresponding increase in childhood cases of type 2 diabetes..."

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