An Alarming Rise in Childhood Type 2 Diabetes

Cases have nearly doubled over the past 20 years, per a new study

A new study published in JAMA finds that the number of children aged 10 to 19 with type 2 diabetes increased by a relative 95.3% since 2001—i.e., the rate essentially doubled in that time.

The disease used to be called “adult-onset diabetes” because it was rarely seen in patients under age 40. But driven primarily by declines in children’s diet quality …

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