December 4, 2019
As fat increases, the rates of fatness-related diseases also increase.
One in five US adolescents, and one in four young adults, have prediabetes, according to a new study of government data.
Records show 18 percent of 12- to 18-year-olds, and 24 percent of adults aged 19 to 34 have prediabetes, meaning they have unhealthily high blood sugar levels, but their condition is reversible.
Once a patient passes the threshold of type 2 diabetes, it is not reversible.
Responding to the report, Dr Robert R Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said poor diets, lack of exercise, and stress among young people today are to blame.
If adolescents and young adults already have these problems, imagine how bad they’ll be a few years down the road.
Or just look around at some random American to get the picture.
‘The prevalence of prediabetes in adolescents and young adults reinforces the critical need for effective public health strategies that promote healthy eating habits, physical activity, and stress management,’ Dr Redfield said.
‘These lifestyle behaviors can begin early in a child’s life and should continue through adolescence and adulthood to reduce onset of type 2 diabetes.’
Parents with overweight kids should pay a fine and continue to pay for every week that their kids spend being overweight.
Eventually, they’ll either fix their kids’ diet or run out of money to buy the poisonous junk that they feed their kids with. Both possibilities result in the kids getting slimmer and healthier.
Previously, the most common type of diabetes among children and young people was type 1 diabetes, a condition thought to be caused by genes or the environment, making the body chronically resistant to insulin.
Type 2 diabetes has long been more common among adults, because it is closely associated with poor diet and lack of exercise.
For adults, it’s more common to have spent years consuming a sugary and fatty diet, and to spend hours during the day or after work lying on the sofa.
Children tend to be more active, and even if they eat candy, it would have to be excessive to trigger prediabetes.
The eating of junk “food” would have to be excessive, you say?
Makes sense in the context of most Americans being overweight.
The new data, published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, was gathered by analyzing responses from 5,800 people who answered a national health survey between 2005 to 2016.
It showed staggering rates of prediabetes, particularly in males, who were twice as likely to have pre-diabetes.
Rates were highest among Hispanic young adults and lowest among white young adults.
There’s Hispanics eating whatever it is that Hispanics eat in America getting prediabetes and slowly starting to need la insulina in order to live, and then there’s men in general eating the foods that they wouldn’t be eating if they were out there hunting for their tribe also getting prediabetes.
Maybe we should try not eating weird, unnatural “foods” that can sit on a shelf for years without rotting?
Maybe we should try eating things as closely as they were eaten back when obesity and diabetes weren’t widespread problems?