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July 2016

July 20, 2016

New Concerns about Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

by SugarScience Editor

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that nearly 1% (0.8%) of teenagers in the United States—about 334,752 kids—now have diabetes. While that may sound like a low number, it’s nearly triple the previous estimates, which were 0.34% or about 142,227 teens.

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July 14, 2016

Making H2O More Accessible to Kids

by Suzanne Leigh, UCSF

Water is critical to children’s health and academic performance. The Parents Making Waves toolkit will walk parents through the steps toward ensuring their children have access to safe, accessible, and appealing drinking water at school.

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Overconsumption of added sugar is linked to type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting 26 million Americans.

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Growing scientific evidence shows that too much added sugar, over time, is linked to diabetes, heart disease and liver disease.

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