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Diabetes may be undetected in many children in the UK

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1261
  1. Tim Lobstein, childhood obesity programme coordinator,
  2. Rachel Leach, senior policy officer (
  1. International Obesity TaskForce, London NW1 2NS

    EDITOR—Cases of children showing type 2 diabetes have been linked to the rising prevalence of paediatric obesity. We are concerned that the true number of children with this form of diabetes may be far larger than paediatricians realise.

    A recent representative survey in England found 18% of schoolchildren to be overweight and …

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