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Experts say lockdowns can increase a person's chances of developing Type 2 diabetes

Rear view of two children watching TV together. They should be playing outside. Source: Getty Images.

Type 2 Diabetes, sometimes called the "lifestyle disease", affects over a million Australians. Now there are concerns children and young adults are at elevated risks of developing it due to increased levels of stay-at-home orders and restricted activity.

Unhealthy eating habits, more screen time and less physical activity is to blame, along with increased stress and anxiety.  What simple steps can we take to combat the trend?

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