Americans Are Sick and Younger

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Health officials continue to lower the age that they recommend Americans to screen for serious diseases. It used to be that you could hold off on diabetes screening until age 40 but the new age is 35.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released new guidelines on Tuesday for illness screening. Could this be indicative that Americans are sicker than ever? Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association told Axios that this may be “ driven by the fact that risk factors are appearing earlier in our population in the U.S.”

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