Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among African migrant and refugee adults in Melbourne: a pilot study.

@article{Renzaho2011PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among African migrant and refugee adults in Melbourne: a pilot study.},
  author={Andre M. N. Renzaho and Caryl Anne Nowson and Ambi Kaur and Jennifer A Halliday and David Wang-Fun Fong and Janina Desilva},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={397-403}
}
Migration to industrialised countries poses a "double whammy" for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrant and refugee adults. This population group has been found to be at an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, which may be further aggravated by inadequate vitamin D status. Thus, this study aimed to describe the demographics of vitamin D insufficiency, obesity, and risk factors for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees aged 20 years or older living… CONTINUE READING

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