Unraveling the Ancestral Fabric: Understanding the Genetic Imprint of Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans | EP24
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Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects African Americans. In this episode, APU Business professor Dr. Kandis Boyd Wyatt interviews Dr. Maurice Fluitt about his work in epigenetics, which is research into how the expression of genes can be changed without changing DNA. Learn how genetic imprinting helps understand complex diseases like diabetes and why it?s so important to educate the public about this research. Dr. Fluitt also discusses how COVID-19 has affected people with diabetes, why it?s so important to listen to your body, and why people shouldn?t be afraid to go to their doctor with any health concerns.

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