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Coming Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes In Young Adults

Original post made by PAMD, Gunn High School, on Jul 12, 2008



How will the epidemic of childhood obesity today affect the future health of Americans?
As concern about children's health grows along with their waistlines, medical experts fear that the childhood obesity epidemic could lead to large numbers of younger adults developing type 2 diabetes, causing serious and lasting health complications for future generations of Americans.

The longer a person has diabetes, Lee says, the more likely he or she is to develop devastating complications.

Young adults with type 2 diabetes are therefore more likely to develop complications such as blindness and kidney failure during their lifetimes,
and they have higher rates of diabetes complications and heart disease than older adults with type 2 diabetes.Web Link

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Posted by Charles Atlas
a resident of another community
on Jul 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Stay out of the center aisles of most supermarkets! Poison!!


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Posted by Loser
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2008 at 11:58 am

How the heck do you stay out of the center aisles of the supermarket?

What is appropriate to give kids for snacks, and for side items in their lunches (besides sandwich and fruit)?

(That they'll like, that will satisfy them and give them energy, and that will be healthy.)

Please help, I don't understand what to feed my kids.

(Please don't say baby carrots - every baby carrot I've ever bought has ended up dried up, shriveled and white in my frige. The kids won't eat them.)


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