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A good indication about how fat and sedentary we’ve become

This week, the USPSTF, a group that meets regularly to review guidelines about disease prevention, has recommended that screening for Type 2 diabetes now begin at age 35 instead of age 40, which was actually an increase to an older recommendation to screen for T2DM at age 45.

Why the ever-lower age recommendation?

Very simply: Since T2DM is roughly 80-90 % related to unhealthy “lifestyle” practices (eating too much crap, sitting way too much), all of which lead to obesity and high blood pressure at much younger ages than used to be the case, there’s been an explosion of T2DM in ever-younger populations so we need to start picking up these cases much sooner if we wanna head of some of the many complications of diabetes.