11/7/2005

As many as 2 million children in the U.S. between the ages of 12 and 19 have a pre-diabetic condition called impaired fasting glucose that causes abnormally high blood sugar levels after several hours without food, according to new government data. The condition, linked to inactivity and obesity, raises the risk for full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular problems, and officials say the prevalence is concerning.

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