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Teenagers are becoming increasingly overweight and their parents are becoming increasingly oblivious

Increasing obesity among American children is putting them at greater risk of diabetes. Over 18 million Americans have diabetes with roughly 200,000 under 20 years of age. Most have type 2 diabetes which used to be typical of older people who developed poor eating and exercise habits. About 50% of American 8th graders studied were overweight with 41% having high sugar levels and 36% having high insulin levels. Parents are also often oblivious to the children’s obesity.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Charlote Observer – Orlando Sentinel

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About: Teenagers are becoming increasingly overweight and their parents are becoming increasingly oblivious

Date: 6 June 2004

Source: The Charlote Observer – Orlando Sentinel

Author: Robyn Shelton

URL: http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/living/health/8851370.htm?1c

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