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Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes stunt life expectancy and quality of life, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
"Among Asian populations, East Asians are at the lowest risk for East Asians, only 14 percent of whom are estimated to have the diabetes.
But 23 percent of South Asians and 22 percent of Southeast Asians were found to have the disease.
Notably, Asians broadly have lower BMIs than the general population, but can be at risk for diabetes even at normal BMIs.
The CDC advises now advises that doctors test patients of Asian decent for diabetes if their BMIs are 23 or higher, as opposed to the 25 or higher threshold for the general population.
'These important findings establish a baseline for future national diabetes estimates for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Asian subgroups and highlight differences in the diabetes burden in these groups,' said Dr Ann Albright, director of the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation. "
The questions is "WHY?" East and south Asians? Is it to do with diet?
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