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Higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases in gypsies than in non-gypsies in Slovakia

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  • Barbora de Courten
  • Maximilian de Courten
  • Robert L Hanson
  • Alena Zahorakova
  • Henry P Egyenes
  • P Antonio Tataranni
  • Peter H Bennett
  • Juraj Vozar
Gypsies (or Roma) recently experienced a transition from a traditional to a Westernized lifestyle. Although mortality in this population is 4-fold higher compared with non-Gypsies, very limited information is available on their morbidity especially with regard to non-communicable diseases. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases in Gypsies and non-Gypsies living in the same region of southern Slovakia.
TidsskriftDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)95-103
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2003

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