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"New research finds one in five. US teenagers have prediabetes. It puts them at risk of developing type two diabetes and cardiovascular killer disease as they age and peers patty name and reports on the study published in Jama pediatrics researchers looked at results of federal health surveys from two two thousand five to two thousand sixteen. They analyzed medical data of more than fifty seven hundred teenagers and young adults about twenty percent of teens and twenty five percent of a young adults had prediabetes condition condition where where blood blood sugar sugar levels levels are are above above normal. normal. But But not not yet yet high high enough enough to to be be classified classified as as diabetes. diabetes. They They also also had had high high cholesterol. cholesterol. Mr Mr All All high high blood blood pressure pressure and and excessive excessive belly belly fat boys and young men were almost twice as likely to have prediabetes as girls and young women obese individuals who are also more likely to have the condition researchers say the findings highlight the need for prevention measures tailored to the younger segment of the US"