Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of

While type 2 diabetes (T2D) was once considered a disease largely confined to older people, the global epidemic of obesity and overweight has seen diagnoses rocket in young adults, adolescents and even appear in young children. New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but, unusually, the lower their risk of death from cancer. In almost all countries of the world, diabetes rates are increasing substantially in younger adults, aged...

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