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What forced migration can tell us about diabetes

13:04 EDT 8 May 2018 | British Medical Journal

Worldwide, the rate of type II diabetes is estimated to be around 1 in 11 people - about 9%. For the Pima people of Arizona, 38% of the adult population have the condition - but across the border in Mexico, the rate drops down to 7%. The difference between the groups is their life experience - one side displaced, the other on their traditional...

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