ECU Study Focuses on Diabetes in Black Community

Apr 24, 2017

Eastern North Carolina has one of the highest concentrations of black communities in the state. Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Edgecome, and Halifax make up the top five highest African-American populations with Washington and Martin County rounding out the top 10.

African-Americans are also nearly twice as likely to have diabetes than their white counterparts - a disease that is closely linked to obesity, which is also prevalent in the black community.

With that in mind, Dr. Damon Swift - a Kinesiologist at East Carolina University - and his team of researchers are preparing to conduct a six month study focusing primarily on African-American patients.

Chris Thomas spoke with Dr. Swift about the study and has this.

Credit East Carolina University/Hi-Pace Study Exercise

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