Children Aged Nine Falling Victim to 'Adult' Diabetes
Byline: FIONA MACRAE
SOARING levels of obesity are causing 100 children a year to be diagnosed with a form of diabetes which normally affects only middleaged adults.
The number of cases of Type 2 diabetes in children has risen tenfold in the past five years, with a record 100 new cases in under 16s between 2004 and 2005.
Data from GPs' surgeries shows that children as young as nine are being diagnosed with the condition, which until lately was thought as being the preserve of overweight adults. Doctors blamed obesity for creating a diabetes timebomb which could condemn the younger generation to a life of ill health, including a higher risk of heart disease, …
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Publication information: Article title: Children Aged Nine Falling Victim to 'Adult' Diabetes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: February 27, 2006. Page number: 11. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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