Prediabetes in obese youth
I hate sounding like a broken record, but this review article stresses severe insulin resistance as a major player in the deterioration of our youth’s health. While genetics plays a small role, I place this blame squarely on the shoulders of parents. Much like an overweight dog, there really is no one else to blame. The programming of a child’s genes begins in the womb, is accentuated by nursing choices (with breast feeding being number one choice) and further worsened by blatant disregard for processed sugars in the diets of our kids.
The schools do not help by trading spots in the hallways for pop machines and the “added funding” from the big companies, but these patterns are established long before the child begins school. We need to educate parents on healthy food choices.
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