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A study published in the journal BMJ found that every year, more and more young adults are getting diagnosed with diabetes very early in their age. Several studies have also confirmed this data and they say that young people are majorly suffering from type-2 diabetes. There has been about 56 per cent increase in diabetes for people between the age of 15 and 39 years. Several factors have been noted as the contributing factors to this health issue in among people. Among them, body mass index of people have been noted as one of the major reasons along with air pollution. The outcomes of the study draw our attention to the alarming situation which is rising cases of diabetes among the young population.
For almost two decades, experts have noticed this significant surge in the number of diabetic people among the younger population. They have noted some causative factors for diabetes in young adults.
Besides this, lifestyle-related factors like consuming a high-calorie diet, excess stress or minimal physical movement are also major factors that can cause diabetes in young adults, both for men and women.
Experts say, early symptoms of diabetes in young people include
Along with problems related to diabetes, the disease might lead to other health problems like heart diseases, stroke and kidney problems. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage, loss of vision, loss of hearing, mobility and also bad dental health. Diabetes can also affect the mental health of individuals. Those with diabetes have two- to three-fold increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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