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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?
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Dr. William Biggs
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Not yet
Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet.
North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes.

In brief: Not yet
Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet.
North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes.
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