5 diseases that black people need to be mindful of


Good health is something everyone should enjoy. However, quite a number of factors can make an individual more susceptible to diseases and conditions. Things such as race, ethnicity and genetics play a role in a person’s likelihood of developing a particular disease.

As we observe World Health Day, here are five diseases that black people need to be mindful of:

Diabetes

For Black people in America, a number of factors increase the chances of developing diabetes. From impaired glucose tolerance to obesity, from inherited traits to inactivity, the African Americans’ risk of becoming diabetic is quite high as compared to the white American.

According to a study led by Dr Mercedes R. Carnethon at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, there are 66 more cases of diabetes in 1000…

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