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Smoking, Obesity Fuel Increase in Diabetes in South

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by VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults.

A new study led by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients.

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