What Causes Type 2 Diabetes in Children?

Type 2 diabetes can happen in anyone, even in kids. Generally speaking, there are 4 main causes of type 2 diabetes in children.

1.Obesity & Overweight
Obesity is the single biggest cause of type 2 diabetes in children. In the U.S., nearly one out of every three children is overweight. Once a child gets too heavy, he or she is twice as likely to get diabetes. Unhealthy eating should be responsible for those overweights.

2.Lack of physical activity
This is related to the question of obesity. Physical activity matters both for the overweight and the normal weight. Sometimes, a thin and normal body shape contains much visceral fat.

3.Genetic impact
Family plays an important role in diabetes in terms of gene and lifestyle.

 

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