The American metabolism is sputtering. This past summer, researchers at the University of Florida crunched stacks of government health stats on thousands of Americans and found that during the previous two decades, the number of prediabetics (people with blood sugar so high they may soon become diabetic) had risen from one in 10 to nearly one in five adults. The really startling part: This was among people of normal weight. While their waistlines were average, their metabolisms â the bodyâs system for burning sugar â were stalling.
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