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Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance among the inuit population of Greenland

Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance among the inuit population of Greenland

Diabetes Care 25(10): 1766-1771

ISSN/ISBN: 0149-5992

PMID: 12351475

DOI: 10.2337/diacare.25.10.1766

Objective: To assess the prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) among the Inuit population of Greenland and to determine risk factors for developing glucose intolerance. Research Design and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 917 randomly selected adult Inuit subjects living in three areas of Greenland. Diabetes and IGT were diagnosed using the oral glucose tolerance test. BMI and waist-to-hip ratio were measured and blood samples were taken from each subject.

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