• ‘A call to action': 18% of US adolescents have prediabetes

    4 days ago - By Healio

    In the United States, roughly one in five adolescents and one in four young adults have prediabetes, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
    “These findings are alarming and should be a call to action for health care providers and parents in the U.S.,” Linda J. Andes, PhD, mathematical statistician at the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “While we expected to find prediabetes in adolescents, we were surprised to learn how common this condition has become, especially in adolescents and young adults with obesity.”
    Read more ...

     

  • A fifth of US teens and a quarter of young adults have prediabetes, new CDC data reveal 

    A fifth of US teens and a quarter of young adults have prediabetes, new CDC data reveal 

    4 days ago - By Daily Mail

    Responding to the report, Dr Robert R Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said poor diets, lack of exercise, and stress among young people today are to blame.
    Read more ...