Effects of traditional and western environments on prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Pima Indians in Mexico and the U.S.

@article{Schulz2006EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of traditional and western environments on prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Pima Indians in Mexico and the U.S.},
  author={Leslie O. Schulz and Peter H. Bennett and Eric Ravussin and Judith R. Kidd and Kenneth K. Kidd and Julian Esparza and M Eulalio Valencia},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1866-71}
}
OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes and obesity have genetic and environmental determinants. We studied the effects of different environments on these diseases in Pima Indians in Mexico and the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Adult Pima-Indian and non-Pima populations in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico were examined using oral glucose tolerance tests and assessments for obesity, physical activity, and other risk factors. Results were compared with those from Pima Indians in Arizona. Both Pima… CONTINUE READING

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