Experts Urge Diabetes Screening for Asian-Americans with Lower BMI Scores

December 23, 2014 10:01 PM

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Experts Urge Diabetes Screening for Asian-Americans with Lower BMI Scores

The American Diabetes Association recommends lower BMI cutoffs for Asian-Americans to be screened for diabetes. Asian-Americans have higher rates of diabetes than Caucasians.

Asian-Americans typically develop type 2 diabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI) than the rest of the population. As a result, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has reduced its threshold for screening this demographic group. In January, the ADA is set to release its updated guidelines in the...

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