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Nearly half of state’s adults at risk of getting diabetes, study finds
Sacramento Bee

Are we slurping and couch-potatoing our way into diabetes?

In a first-ever study, an alarmingly high number of California adults – and even those under age 40 – are considered prediabetic, meaning they are at higher risk of developing life-threatening Type 2 diabetes.

About 33 percent of younger adults are estimated to be prediabetic, according to the county-by-county study released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.