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Teen Weight Gain Raises Risk of Diabetes

The trajectory for weight gain in earlier years influences diabetes risk.

Gaining weight during the teen years and early 20s has been found to be associated with an increased risk of diabetes in adulthood. This longitudinal cohort study revealed the timing of the weight gain also influenced the risk. 

PositiveTip: Maintain a healthy weight with healthy eating habits and daily physical activity to reduce risk of diabetes--and other diseases, too.