A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed diabetes prevalence among postmenopausal women between 1993 and 2008 differed among racial and ethnic groups, but patients were more likely than their peers without diabetes to die from heart disease, cancer and other causes regardless of race or ethnicity. "Because of the 'amplifying' effect of diabetes prevalence, efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes mortality should focus on prevention of type 2 diabetes," said researcher Dr. Yunsheng Ma.

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