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Evaluation of specific genotypes in the context of the type 2 diabetes risk phenotype in the black South African population

  title={Evaluation of specific genotypes in the context of the type 2 diabetes risk phenotype in the black South African population},
  author={Hester Johanna Kotz{\'e}},
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex disease that affects 4% of the general population and is expected to increase to 5.4% by the year 2025. A clear understanding of the aetiology of T2D susceptibility and pathogenesis will thus have a noticeable impact on global health. The black South African population is currently under increased risk for developing T2D due to the impact of urbanisation. Since the mechanisms of disease risk in this population differ to that of the so-called developed… 


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