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Asian American Medical Hazard: Hidden Fat and Hidden Diabetes

“Hidden fat” at first glance doesn’t look like a bad thing. Who wants to have everyone see where your fat is? But for Asian Americans Pacific Islanders and the Filipino, South Asian, and Pacific Islander subgroups in particular, fat tends … Continue reading

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American American Obesity Rates Vary Widely between Asian Subgroups

As it is now the holiday season, it is important for people to consider what and how much they are eating.  While Asian American obesity rates are lower than the American average, a recently published study summarized here shows that … Continue reading

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Online Tools in the fight against Asian American Diabetes

Asian Americans are said to be more likely than whites to develop Type 2 Diabetes.  To help Asian Americans deal with this situation, the Joslin Diabetes Center has upgraded its Asian American Diabetes Initiative website.  http://aadi.joslin.org/ contains such tools as … Continue reading

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