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Asian and Afro-Caribbean Britons have double the risk of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6135 (Published 11 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6135
  1. Toby Pitts-Tucker
  1. 1BMJ

Indian and Afro-Caribbean people living in the United Kingdom have at least twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as British people of European descent, a study has found.

It has been known for some time that people of South Asian, African, or Afro-Caribbean descent are at an increased risk of developing diabetes in mid-life, but it is not known why this is or whether this extra risk continues as people get older.

The Southall and Brent revisited (SABRE) study is a population based cohort study funded by the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation.1 …

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