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Weight Loss Hurdle for Black Women Different Then for White Women
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Scientists Spot Difference in Belly Fat of Black and White Obese Women: Scientists have come up with a new clue about why weight loss may be particularly hard for obese black women.



Depo Provera Increase Diabetes Risk in Women
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Contraception with depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is associated with an increase in the risk of diabetes in some Latino women with prior gestational diabetes.

Half of U.S. Children Have Diabetes Risk Factors
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006
The study, of 1,740 eighth-graders at 12 U.S. schools, found that half were overweight or on the verge of becoming overweight -- one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Blacks, Hispanics Prone to Diabetes Complications More Then Whites
Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Blacks and Hispanics with diabetes are more likely than whites to require repeat hospitalization for complications related to their condition,At the initial admission, blacks had the highest rates of acute complications and high blood pressure, Hispanics had the highest rate for kidney disease, and whites had the highest percentages of heart disease and depression.



Salt Restriction Improves Blood Pressure and Proteinuria in Blacks
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Modest reductions in dietary salt improve blood pressure and proteinuria in black patients with hypertension

Black People More Likely to Survive a Stroke Than White People
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Results show a clear survival advantage for blacks being 57% and whites 36%.

Insulin Resistance and Systolic Blood Pressure Are the Determinants For
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005
Differences may imply different benefits from treatments targeting blood pressure or insulin resistance in different ethnic groups.

Diuretics Best BP Treatment for African-Americans With Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Friday, August 05, 2005
New data fails to support preference for other antihypertensives over diuretics.



Asian Americans Face Higher Diabetes Risk and Not Being Screened
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2005
Asian Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop diabetes, studies show. Yet doctors may not screen Asian Americans often enough because doctors don't know enough about the aspects of diabetes special to this group.


A Decline In Life Expectancy in the US
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005
The prediction, is based on the dramatic rise in obesity, especially among young people and minorities as reported in the NEJM

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