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Canadian First Nations women face 87% lifetime risk of diabetes, study warns


Canadian First Nations people face a far higher lifetime risk of diabetes than non-aboriginals, a study published today shows.

For women, the lifetime risk of diabetes was 46 per cent for non-aboriginal women and over 87 per cent for aboriginal women.

The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


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