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Pre-diabetes, diabetes rising among U.S. teens | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers with "pre-diabetes" or full-blown type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in recent years -- though obesity and other heart risk factors have held steady [for teenagers], government researchers reported Monday.

The alarming rise in pre-diabetes in U.S. teenagers is worth noting, not only because it is happening, but also because it is such a surprise to many, that it takes time to react and do something about it.  Unfortunately, the later the stage, the harder it is to do something about it.

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