Diabetes increase in older Mexican Americans


Reports from Reuters Health suggest that the incidence of type 2 diabetes in older Mexican Americans (75 years and older) has nearly doubled since 1993.  Type 2 diabetes is often brought on by poor diet and lifestyle and is linked with obesity.

A study on 1132 men from 1993/94 showed 20% were obese, and 37% had high blood pressure.  20% of those people from the 93/94 study had diabetes. 

In 2004/05 these figures jumped to 29% obesity and 57% with high blood pressure with 37% having type 2 diabetes.

 

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BU2U420091231


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