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March 27, 1967

Diabetes Mellitus in Eskimos

JAMA. 1967;199(13):961-966. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120130047006

Screening and follow-up of 705 adult Eskimos in western Alaska disclosed only one person with clinical diabetes mellitus. Rarity of diabetes in this population is associated with a high tolerance to a glucose load.