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Nearly one in five U.S. adolescents have prediabetes

Key clinical point: Prediabetes is common among adolescents and young adults in the United States.

Major finding: Prediabetes is evident in 18% of adolescents and 24% of young adults.

Study details: An analysis of data from 2,606 adolescents and 3,180 young adults in the 2005-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

Disclosures: No conflicts of interest were reported.

Citation:

Andes LJ et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Dec 2. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4498.