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Rapid Increase in Adolescent BMI Predicts Adult Obesity, Diabetes

How can adolescent body mass index influence T2DM risk later in adulthood? A new study offers insight. 

Tao Zhang, MD, PhD, and fellow researchers in the US and China have discovered a positive relationship between the rapidity of increasing body mass index (BMI) during adolescence and obesity with diabetes in adulthood. Click through the slides below for details on their study and take home points for clinical practice.