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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Out of Shape Kids and Diabetes

a young girl is eating a donutA childhood obesity epidemic exists in the U.S. Mayo Clinic experts say 1 out of every 3 kids is overweight or obese, and that can increase the risk for health problems such as Type 2 diabetes. But, being over weight is not the only factor in increasing that risk. A new study shows teens who are out of shape are also at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes in the future, even if they are not overweight.

Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Seema Kumar about this issue and ways to prevent it.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

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