Monday, February 10, 2014

Non-traditional risk factors curbs racial differences in type 2 diabetes

According to a new study published in Journal of General Internal Medicine, proves that some of the big racial disparities are very much associated with the diabetes risk and also the potential providers for new possibilities for developing different treatments. As per the estimates collected from the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey, it has been found that the prevalence of diabetes is higher by 70 percent among the African-Americans than non-Hispanic whites. The previous risk factors including obesity, socio-economic status, diet and behavioral issues can be considered as for some disparities. The leading author of the research Ranee Chatterjee, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of general internal medicine at Duke explains, “Other environmental, cultural, metabolic, and genetic factors are likely to contribute to the increased risk of type 2 diabetes among African-Americans.” The researchers are surprised by the findings but still could not find the real evidence as to how non-traditional risk factors can play an important role in diabetes risk.

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