Why is this important? According to the study authors:
“Individuals with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. The incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the US adolescent population have increased in the last decade.”
The authors said their study highlights “the need for primary and secondary prevention efforts (diet and exercise) tailored to the young segment of the US population.”
You can read the full study here.