About 17% of children and teens are obese. This has led to a surge in the number of children with type 2 diabetes, the form more commonly found in overweight adults older than age 40.
In response to this alarming statistic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a stern warning for the nation's parents: One in three American children born in 2000 will develop diabetes if we don't take steps now to address their fatty diets and poor fitness habits.
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