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Adolescent Obesity and Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Adolescent Obesity and Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Source : https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2020/05/13/dc19-1988

OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasingly diagnosed at younger ages. We investigated the association of adolescent obesity with incident T2D at early adulthood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A nationwide, population-based study evaluated 1,462,362 adolescents (59% men, mean age 17.4 years) during 1996-2016. Data were linked to the Israeli National Diabetes Registry.