Teen diabetes, Teen obesity, Sleep apnea and cancer
|Updated: 5/21/2012 5:49 pm
||Published: 5/21/2012 4:59 pm
A new study in the journal of the American Academy of pediatrics says one out of every four young people in the U.S. is diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Not only that - those with type 1 diabetes also had dangerous symptoms that could lead to a diabetic coma - or even death if untreated.
More than half the patients were hospitalized at diagnosis.
In the last 40 years, cases of type 1 diabetes in children - has increased 3-5% annually worldwide.
New data finds the number of young Americans on a crash course with heart disease has soared.
That's according to today's online report in the journal Pediatrics.
The study paints a grim picture, saying 50% of overweight and obese kids have at least one risk factor that leads to future cardiac problems.
3400 people ages 12 to 19 was the focus of the centers for disease control and prevention survey.
Sleep apnea and cancer
New research shows sleep apnea is linked to higher cancer death risk.
It reveals that people with the most severe sleep apnea had almost five times the risk of cancer death - compared to someone without sleep apnea.
Those with the most severe apnea have thirty or more episodes of low or no oxygen in an hour of sleep.
While the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, the association between the two was quite strong.
About 28-million Americans have some form of sleep apnea.
Many cases go undiagnosed.
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