Sunday, August 4, 2013

Diabetes Facts in African-American Population

Research suggests there may be genetic risk factors. The risk is based on personal linage. 

Recent African immigrant to America may have inherited what researches refer to as the "thrifty gene" from their ancestors. 

Years ago most African populations experienced feast and famine cycles their bodies adapted to become more efficient with food. This gene may make maintaining a healthy weight more difficult as the body is always trying to store resources.

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