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Diabetes risk high in Filipino Americans without obesity

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April 26, 2017

AUTHORS:

Fuller-Thomson E, Roy A, Tsz-Kit Chan K, Kobayashi KM.

OBJECTIVES:

Filipino Americans form the second-largest Asian American and Pacific Islanders subgroup. Growing evidence suggests that Filipino Americans have higher rates of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. The key objectives of this study are 1) to determine the prevalence of diabetes in non-obese Filipino Americans compared to non-obese non-Hispanic whites, and 2) to identify risk factors for diabetes in non-obese Filipino men and women. ...

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