(introduction of the anchor: infection rates are increasing throughout the country … and why African Americans suffer from high blood pressure.) Meg Oliver takes a look at some of the main medical histories of the day.
A new study shows that a diet high in fried and processed foods is the main reason why blacks have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure than whites. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham find that eating a Southern-style diet can cause a stroke or a heart attack.
More people, especially those diagnosed with diabetes, are being hospitalized for infections of the skin and respiratory tract and sepsis. A CDC study finds that people with diabetes are two to seven times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for an infection.
And, people who are overweight or obese with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of dying from different types of cancer. According to the British researchers who found that women with type 2 diabetes are 31 percent more likely to die of any cancer. For men, the risk is 22 percent higher.
Those are some of the most important medical histories of the day. Meg Oliver, CBS News, New York.
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