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The Diabetes Association has noted that Hispanic-Americans have the highest prevalence rate for diabetes amongst minority groups. The national average for diabetes is 6.5 to 7%. Latino’s and black populations suffer the disease at a rate of 12%. Genetic factors may be linked to risk of diabetes. Diabetes rates are rising in line with obesity rates across all genders. The long term consequences of diabetes are serious and prevention is the best treatment.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Herald News
About: Hispanic-Americans at greatest risk of diabetes
Date: 8 November 2004
Source: The Herald News
Author: Deborah Allard-Bernardi
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