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November 11, 2012 12:00 AM

A diet of white rice, few veggies and sweetened drinks puts Hispanics at greater risk of diabetes

When Arleen Barreiros was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 27, the news didn’t come as a total shock. She was overweight and had trouble making the lifestyle choices necessary to drop the pounds. Plus, her grandmother, mother and father already had diabetes.

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