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Aboriginal Australians will die after 100 years

November 13 2006
16:18

In the next 100 years, Australian Aborigines may disappear from the face of the earth. To this conclusion reached at the international conference on diabetes, which opened today in Melbourne.

One of the participants of the seminar Dr. Paul Zimmet said that currently one in four representative of the indigenous population of the Fifth Continent is a diabetic. "The life of the natives, and so is quite low, but diabetes is transferred by them especially difficult and painful. That is why the Aboriginal community are on the verge of extinction" - he said. "Complications caused by diabetes lead to cardiac and renal failure, retinal degeneration, which can eventually lead to blindness, nervous disorders", - said the professor.

Ex-Minister of the State of Western Australia Ernie Braydzh, a representative of the indigenous population, and which is also suffering from diabetes, said he hoped to preserve their nation. "We must instill in the younger generation of Aboriginal culture, food and love of the sport. That's when we get positive results", - he said. Reportedly Izvestia

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