More and more children get grown-up diseases, why?

Toddlers with type 2 diabetes, 8-year-olds with high blood pressure, teenagers with constipation: why do more and more children suffer from major human disease – and their medicines? “Sick before their time“, that is how American media summarize the trend that has held that country in its grip for some time. Patrick Schrauwen, professor of metabolic aspects of type 2 diabetes at Maastricht UMC predicts that “We will see the problems increase here“.

https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/steeds-meer-kinderen-krijgen-volwassen-ziekten-als-dit-zo-doorgaat-worden-kinderen-van-nu-gemiddeld-minder-oud-dan-hun-ouders~b4fdb938/