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Weight Loss and Diabetes in AI/AN Populations

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Researchers have recently demonstrated that even small amounts of long-term weight loss can significantly decrease diabetes risk among American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) people. While previous studies have confirmed the importance of weight-loss for diabetes prevention among mostly white research participants, this Diabetes Care journal study is an important advancement in understanding diabetes among AI/AN people, who have been underrepresented in diabetes research.