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    By Blake Nicholson
    Bismarck, North Dakota (AP)

    A dramatic rise in the number of North Dakota children with Type 2 diabetes – a form of diabetes normally seen in adults – provides more evidence of a link between the disease and childhood obesity, experts say.

    The likely connection between an increase in obesity and Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents has come to light only in the past decade, and officials still are working to compile nationwide trend data and study the best ways to treat youth with Type 2.

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