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Wed January 29, 2014
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Did Starvation Lead to Diabetes in Young Cambodians? The World for 1-29-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Next time on The World, a medical mystery.  Why are relatively young, slim people in Cambodia getting adult-onset diabetes?  It may have to do with their early development.  Some doctors suspect their metabolism was altered by years of hunger during the era of the Khmer Rouge. Did those years of starvation lead to diabetes today? PRI's THE WORLD investigates.