Risk of diabetes higher for many Mexican-American children

10/1/2013 | United Press International

Fifty-three percent of Mexican-American children were overweight or obese, while 13% had prediabetes and 19% had metabolic syndrome, a study of 670 children between the ages of 6 and 17 showed. Most of the children studied were from lower-income families. The results were published in the journal Human Genetics.

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