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Diabetes and Obesity 
Risk in Children

Children born in the U.S. have a one in three chance of developing diabetes. The odds increase for African-American children, in whom two in five children will develop diabetes. In Latino children, half will develop diabetes. 


U.S. Children1 in 3

African American Children2 in 5

Latino1 in 2


Obesity in Children


During the past 30 years, obesity doubled in children age 2-5, and ages 12-19.


In children age 6-11, obesity rates have tripled.




Preventing Childhood Obesity; Health in the Balance. 
Institute of Medicine; 9/2004
Nutrition Action; 1/2006
Industry Can Play a Role in 
Preventing Childhood Obesity;Inst. Med. 2004

Glycemic Research Institute
Aug 2006 

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