Newsmaker: Ma featured in Telegram on new diabetes study

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

July 25, 2012
   Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD

A new UMass Medical School study examining racial disparities in diabetes incidence is featured in an online Worcester Telegram & Gazette story. Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and primary investigator of the study, tells reporter Karen Nugent that healthy lifestyles are key to reducing diabetes rates among all ethnicities.

“Our work shows that among numerous races and ethnicities, the women with both high body mass index and low levels of physical activity are far more likely to develop diabetes,” Dr. Ma said.

The study was published online today in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Read the full Telegram story: UMass study: Healthy lifestyles can reduce racial disparity in diabetes

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