The Relationship Between Obesity and Diabetes

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“ So for example Hispanics or Latinx community, the death rate from diabetes is 50% higher than for non-Hispanic rates. And the reason for. Is multifactorial and includes a combination of risk factors. I think it's important to know that the conditions in which people live learn, work, play also referred to a social determinants of health really affect a wide range of health. “

In today’s episode we will be discussing the relationship between obesity and diabetes with Dr. Ivania Rizo. We will be talking about the disparities in diabetes and how it affects minorities. 

Dr. Ivania Rizo is Director of Obesity Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine In Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight management at Boston University School of Medicine. She is triple board certified in Internal Medicine , Endocrinology, and Obesity Medicine.  Her clinical interests are obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disorders. 

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