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Two In Five Americans Now At Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to an article published by CBS News, a study concluded that approximately 40 percent of Americans would develop type 2 diabetes during their adult lives. The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, analyzed medical information and death certificates from 600,000 adults between 1985 and 2011, finding that risk for type 2 diabetes jumped from 21 percent to 40 for the average 20-year-old American man, and from 27 percent to almost 40 in 20-year-old women. The lead author in the study suggests that this alarming rise is due to the ongoing obesity and diabetes epidemics combining with ever-increasing human lifespans.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.