Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 11th, 2005
"Obesity has become an increasingly important public health problem. Recent evidence suggests that obesity has become a close second to tobacco use as a preventable cause of death in the United States. During the past decade an increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adolescents has been observed.
"The association of type 2 diabetes and obesity is well established and most adolescents with type 2 diabetes have body mass index (BMI) in a range that would already be considered obese in an adult. Childhood...
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