High blood pressure and diabetes hit Hmong hard
A new study suggests a significant number of Hmong Americans may suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure. Researchers screened more than 1,500 Hmong adults in St. Paul last summer, and they found two-thirds of them either have high blood pressure or are likely to develop it. Fifteen percent had diabetes and another 50 percent were pre-diabetic.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Phua Xiong, who will discuss the findings at the Annual Hmong National Conference in Minneapolis.
- Morning Edition, 04/22/2011, 7:25 a.m.