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Obesity in Kids Increases the Risk of Early Onset of Type-2 Diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on March 30, 2006 at 2:18 PM
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Obesity in Kids Increases the Risk of Early Onset of Type-2 Diabetes

There is an alarming rise in obesity among city kids in Britain, increasing their susceptibility to diabetes.

According to researchers, only 37% of the urban kids really walk to school as compared to 67% of the children in the suburban areas. Nearly 47% of the kids spend almost 4 hrs sedentarily, watching television or playing at the computer. This is leading to the early onset of Type 2 diabetes, which was common only in the above 40 age group.

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In Britain, more than 1,000 child cases have been diagnosed, which could cause early death from the condition. Dr Kamlesh Khunti, of Leicester University, said: "Children in urban areas are not doing enough exercise. It needs to be addressed."

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