How Stuttering May be Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

A new study conducted among 4,000 young men who had a stutter, between the ages of 16- and 20-years old, and living in Israel, found that teenagers who stutter may have a higher likelihood of developing early-onset type 2 diabetes. One explanation is that the anxiety a person may experience about their speech impediment could lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. The increased cortisol could in turn increase obesity risk. Read more

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