Global Health Film Series

Bad Sugar (Unnatural Causes)

Date
Friday, October 05, 2012
Time
2:30 p.m.
Location
Description
The Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians of southern Arizona have arguably the highest diabetes rates in the world – half of all adults are afflicted. But a century ago diabetes was virtually unknown here. Researchers have poked and prodded the Pima for decades in search of a biological – or more recently, genetic – explanation for their high rates of disease. Meanwhile, medical-only interventions have failed to stem the rising tide, not just among Native Americans, but globally.
Cost
Free
Contact
262-3862, overby@wisc.edu