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$1M to boost American Indian nutrition research


Although they suffer more than other cultural groups from diet-related chronic diseases, there lacks widely available nutritional information specific to American Indian communities.

A $1 million donation to University of Minnesota researchers is slated to increase the amount of information available on American Indian nutritional health.

The money — a gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, an Indian tribe residing on historically Dakota land southwest of the Twin Cities — will help fund three ongoing projects.


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