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Children Destined to Be Obese and Eventually Diabetic Identified by Age 3.5
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
A prospective analysis of body mass index (BMI) in 1957 children from ages 5 months to 8 years reveals that an "atypically elevated BMI trajectory" that leads to obesity is identifiable by age 3.5 years.

Start Obesity Screening as Early as Age 2
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Screening children as young as 2 years for obesity may be more successful in weight control and preventing metabolic abnormalities than waiting until they are older.

How Long a Person Is Overweight May Decide their Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, September 09, 2011
Being obese might up the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, but the true risk factors may lie in how much someone is overweight and how long they've been that way. This is crucial information because we are seeing more obesity in young children.

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic.

First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices.

A1c of 5.8 Percent in Children a Better Diagnostic Target to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011
Utility of A1c of 6.5% for diagnosing pre-diabetes and diabetes in obese, questioned.

Children at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Children who develop risk factors for Type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood.

Effects of Metformin in Obese Insulin-resistant Children
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Metformin had modest but favorable effects on body weight, body composition, and glucose homeostasis in obese insulin-resistant children participating in a low-intensity weight-reduction program.

Children Need More Sleep to Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
If your children are getting less than 9 hours of sleep per night, they need more to avoid metabolic factors that predispose them to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Half of U.S. Could Have Diabetes or Prediabetes within Ten Years
Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010
More than half of Americans will have diabetes or be prediabetic by 2020 at a cost to the U.S. health care system of $3.35 trillion if current trends go on unabated, according to analysis of a new Report "The United States of Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in the Decade Ahead."

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