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Study: Type 2 Diabetes progresses faster in children

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Obesity related diabetes is a growing epidemic among American children. Pediatricians have seen a rapid rise in type 2 diabetes over the past 20 years.

A new study reveals the disease progresses faster in children than in adults and is harder to treat. They say the reasons for faster disease progression are not clear but experts suspect growth spurts and hormonal changes during puberty may be to blame.

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