The effect of westernization on native populations. Studies on a Micronesian community with a high diabetes prevalence.

@article{Zimmet1978TheEO,
  title={The effect of westernization on native populations. Studies on a Micronesian community with a high diabetes prevalence.},
  author={Paul Zev Zimmet and M Arblaster and Kiki Thoma},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine},
  year={1978},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={141-6}
}
A diabetes prevalence study in 1975 on an isolated urbanized Central Pacific island (Nauru) showed rates comparable to the American Pima Indians--the highest yet recorded in the world literature. This paper reports the results of a follow-up study and the high prevalence has been confirmed. In this survey of 417 people aged ten years and over, 9.8% were known diabetics. With a plasma glucose of 160 mg/100 ml or over at two hours after a 75 gram oral glucose load as the criterion of diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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