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Why Do Minorities Have Higher Risk Of Diabetes?

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By Kathleen Blanchard RN for


An encouraging new study reveals the extent of type 2 diabetes among black and Asian populations. The finding, say researchers, is encouraging because it also pinpoints why blacks and minority groups have higher risk for the disease that is preventable, despite ethnic background.

Studies have shown people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent are more prone to develop type 2 diabetes in mid-life, but whether the risk extends into older age and why diabetes is more prevalent among minorities and blacks hasn’t been known.

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