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The Young Epidemic: The Rise of Type 2 Diabetes in Children The Young Epidemic: The Rise of Type 2 Diabetes in Children
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The Young Epidemic: The Rise of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

by Column Five

November 25, 2011


Over the past two decades, scientists have noticed a rising incidence of type 2 diabetes—which once affected almost exclusively middle-aged and elderly people—in children. What is this chronic disease, and how does it relate to America's obesity crisis?

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