Diabetes, prediabetes skyrocketing in US teens

General Health
A new study shows type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes have skyrocketed among adolescents. USA Today reports, "Diabetes and pre-diabetes have skyrocketed among the nation's young people, jumping from 9% of the adolescent population in 2000 to 23% in 2008," according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. For the study, researchers "examined health data on about 3,400 adolescents ages 12 to 19 from 1999 through 2008. They participated in the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." The study authors "found little significant change in the last decade for teen rates of hypertension or abnormal cholesterol," the Washington Post "On Parenting" blog reports. "There was also little change in the percentage of overweight and obese teens, but at 34 percent that figure remains troubling." However, "it was the spike…
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