Those belonging to Latin America, Latinos, are at a heightened risk of developing diabetes due to the fat content stored up in their bodies and insulin production.
Findings in a recent study conducted by experts at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles suggested that the body system of Latinos is such that their fat is stored in pancreas. However, they are not able to produce equal amount of insulin to compensate for the fat stored.
The study analyzed white, black and Latino patients suffering from Type-2 diabetes. The patients were compared. However, the patients were recorded to similar in terms of weight conditions and also exhibited similar pre-diabetic symptoms.
Lidia Szczepaniak asserted that a few of the people were at more the risk due to their fatty pancreas, which failed to generate enough levels of insulin.
She said, "In our study, we found Latinos were especially vulnerable, as they tended to store more fat in the pancreas and their compensatory insulin secretion was entirely suppressed".
According to the statistics put forth by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes, while 79 million show pre-diabetic symptoms.
Richard Bergman, a lead author on the study, affirmed that they look forward to prevent the seventh major cause of deaths in the US.
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