S4-11.4 – Increasing Incidence of Type-2 Diabetes Among Adolescents

S4-11.4 - Increasing Incidence of Type-2 Diabetes Among Adolescents
The Surfers are joined by Jeff McIntyre of the Global Liver Institute for a thought-provoking discussion on increasing incidence of Type-2 diabetes among adolescents. The group shares ideas around what’s contributing to this swelling burden and how to dampen its devastating impact.

The Surfers are joined by Jeff McIntyre of the Global Liver Institute (GLI) for a thought-provoking impromptu session on what’s happening thus far for the Fatty Liver field in 2023.

Roger Green begins this conversation by introducing a timely Lancet paper which coincided with the previous episode’s focus on pediatric and adolescent NAFLD and NASH. The US-based study suggests that in five randomly allocated centers from 2002 to 2018, annual increase in incidence of Type-2 diabetes among 10-19 year-olds was a staggering 5% per year. He connects these findings to aforementioned ideas around public health policy and nutrition. Louise Campbell comments on how this influences the public perspective of Type-2 diabetes and the role of family history. Jörn Schattenberg adds that “genes are one thing” but the passing of behavior from generation to generation as a function of educational influence is a serious socioeconomic issue to consider. In closing, Jeff suggests that a critical predictor of whether a child is going to be obese is whether the parents are overweight or obese.

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