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Why do native americans have an increased risk of diabetes?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Predisposition

Type 1 diabetes is rare in native american populations, however type 2 diabetes is a much more significant problem with a prevalence about 16% of adults.
The causes are: genetic predisposition, obesity, diet change. Native americans are about 2.8 times more likely to have type ii diabetes than white individuals of comparable age (joslins diabetes 2005).

In brief: Predisposition

Type 1 diabetes is rare in native american populations, however type 2 diabetes is a much more significant problem with a prevalence about 16% of adults.
The causes are: genetic predisposition, obesity, diet change. Native americans are about 2.8 times more likely to have type ii diabetes than white individuals of comparable age (joslins diabetes 2005).
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