Asian Americans at Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
A new study shows that more Asian Americans have type 2 diabetes than Caucasian people:
"Despite being thinner, Asian Americans are more likely than whites to have type diabetes 2, and the problem is growing, a new study finds.
Using data from an ongoing government health survey, researchers found that Asian Americans had consistently higher rates of type 2 diabetes than white Americans from 1997 to 2008.
What's more, diabetes rates rose over time for both racial groups, reaching 8 percent among Asian adults and 6 percent among whites.
That was despite the fact that Asian Americans were less likely to be overweight, one of the prime risk factors for type 2 diabetes."