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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?
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Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetes and others
Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern.
The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease.

In brief: Diabetes and others
Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern.
The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Richard Scofield
Dr. Richard Scofield
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
In brief: Obesity and Diabetes
The risk of obesity and diabetes has reached epidemic levels.
Children need to be taught good eating habits and exercise early in life to avoid both.

In brief: Obesity and Diabetes
The risk of obesity and diabetes has reached epidemic levels.
Children need to be taught good eating habits and exercise early in life to avoid both.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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