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Heart damage comes quicker to youth with type 2 diabetes

More than a third of the study participants required medication for hypertension or kidney disease less than four years after they had joined the study.
More than a third of the study participants required medication for hypertension or kidney disease less than four years after they had joined the study.

[UPI]

Children who develop type 2 diabetes develop heart, kidney and eye problems faster than those who get the disease as adults, U.S. researchers say.

Dr. Jane Lynch of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said the study was conducted in San Antonio by university pediatricians and included 699 children and young people.

More than a third of the study participants required medication for hypertension or kidney disease less than four years after they had joined the study.

Read more at UPI.

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