Chicago — In the next 40 years, there will be a disease that will increase by about 70% for people under 20.
This disease is type 2 diabetes. In 2017, 213,000 teens in the United States had type one. By 2060, over half a million teens are predicted to have type 2, a disease that’s typically only been seen in adults, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention,
Explanations given for this huge rise is childhood obesity, and that mothers who had diabetes when pregnant increased the chance that their kid would also have it.
While it’s important for everyone to be very aware of the dangers of childhood obesity and the benefits of healthy diets, what’s maybe even more important is self-love.
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