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Type 1 Diabetes – How Does it Occur?

Glucose plays a very important role in the functioning of the body. It is the most important carbohydrate, a simple monosaccharide, which helps provide energy to the body. It works with insulin to help build glucose transporters to the body’s cells. This glucose in the cells produces energy required for the functioning of the body. When this process is disturbed and the production of insulin is affected, the condition is called diabetes.

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Childhood Obesity and Depression

Children afflicted with chronic obesity oftentimes suffer from depression and related self esteem issues. A recent study has established that children and young adults who struggle with overweight and obesity tend to have a higher rate of depression than non-obese children and young adults. The study focused on about 1,000 children over the course of eight years, with the goal being to decipher the psychological effects of obesity. What the researchers found was that childhood obesity does indeed carry very severe psychological consequences and can be linked to numerous psychiatric disorders.

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