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The Greatest Threat to Our Children's Health: Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a growing concern in the United States as more cases of the disease are being seen in children. Usually type 2 diabetes affects people who are obese and over age 40. Over the past 20 years however, doctors have seen an increase in type 2 diabetes among children.


BREASTFEEDING CAN SAVE OVER 1 MILLION LIVES YEARLY

If more infants worldwide are given only mother’s milk and no food or formula until the age of six months, at least 1.3 million lives could be saved this year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

With more than 10 million children dying annually from mainly preventable causes like diarrhea and pneumonia, the agency said if every baby were exclusively breastfed for the first half-year of life, an estimated 3,500 lives could be saved each day.


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