Obesity and Poverty Contributing to Diabetes Concerns for Black Americans

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Source: Business Insider

A new report suggests that obesity and poverty are a few of the primary factors contributing to higher risk of diabetes for black Americans.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association tracked more than 4,000 black and white men and women from the age of 18 until they were 30 and found that black women were three times more likely to develop diabetes, and black men were 67 percent more likely to develop diabetes than white men.

However the study found that once factors such as obesity, poverty, and lack of education were removed the differences in diabetes risk were not much. Eliminating such factors of differences that exist between black and white Americans could help remove race disparities in those developing diabetes, researchers concluded.

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