Overweight kids will NOT have a higher diabetes risk if they slim down before hitting 13
There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level.
Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found.
Diabetes can develop when the body can't properly use insulin to turn food into energy, being overweight at any age raises the chances of the most common form, Type 2.
But until now, it has not been known whether or how much that risk is reduced if people lose weight, and when.
'This study seems to suggest that overweight in adolescence is... read more
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