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JAMA Pediatrics: Study on Prediabetes in Young Adults and Adolescents between 2005-2016

Posted:December 03, 2019


The recent study "Prevalence of Prediabetes Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016," was released in JAMA Pediatrics on December 02, 2019. According to the authors, Linda J. Andes, PhD1Yiling J. Cheng, PhD1Deborah B. Rolka, MS1et al  "...about 1 of 5 adolescents and 1 of 4 young adults have prediabetes. The adjusted prevalence of prediabetes is higher in male individuals and in people with obesity. Adolsecents and young adults with prediabetes also present an unfavorable cardiometabolic risk profile, putting them both at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases."

To review the study click here.