Health: Diabetes Research

The rate of type two diabetes in adults twenty to seventy nine appear to be leveling off according to the CDC. These results were published in a new study by the CDC. They looked at over 600,000 adult participants and collect data on their race, age, ethnicity, and education level. The researched focused on the rates of diabetes both type one and two. There was a large increase of diabetes between 1998 and 2008 but rates seemed to level off between 2008 and 2012. However, rates in Hispanic and African-Americans have continued to increase. Authors of the study also found that the rates in participants who did not go on to higher education also increased. Despite this plateau, the diabetes rate is still twice as high as it was in 1990.

Contributor: Laissa Alexis

 

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