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What causes obesity in children and where is it most likely to cause type 2 diabetes?

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One or more of these things may contribute to obesity in children and cause type 2 diabetes:

• Unhealthy eating

• Lack of physical activity

• Family members who've been overweight

• Rarely, a hormone problem or other medical condition

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Friends & Family: Their Responses to Your Child's Diabetes," "Teens & Young Adults." 

WebMD Medical News: "Obesity Doubles Kids' Risk of Diabetes: To Save Kids' Health, U.S. Must Tackle Childhood Obesity, Doctor Says." 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Friends & Family: Their Responses to Your Child's Diabetes," "Teens & Young Adults." 

WebMD Medical News: "Obesity Doubles Kids' Risk of Diabetes: To Save Kids' Health, U.S. Must Tackle Childhood Obesity, Doctor Says." 

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2019

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