Nearly one in five adolescents have prediabetes; new worries about antibiotics

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Nearly one in five U.S. adolescents have prediabetes

By Bianca Nogrady

Nearly one in five adolescents and one in four young adults in the United States have prediabetes, with a higher prevalence among males.

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