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Environmental toxins, a potential risk factor for diabetes among Canadian Aboriginals.

Int J Circumpolar Health 2009 Sep;68(4):316-26.
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... CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes prevalence rates among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations are 3-5 times higher than the general population. Accepted risk factors such as diet, lifestyle and genetics do not fully explain this phenomenon. However, as many environmental toxins bioaccumulate in the food chain and are found in wild game and fish traditionally harvested and consumed by Aboriginal peoples, these chemicals could present health risks not yet fully explored. As there is not enough evidence to rule out this possibility, further studies are suggested. If correct, such environmental risk factors, especially if they are encountered early in life, would have implications on Aboriginal public health.

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