native hawaiian health

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Native Hawaiians experience fewer years of good health compared with other ethnic groups in the state, a public health study found.

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For centuries, native Hawaiians fed themselves by developing sophisticated systems of fishponds and irrigated taro patches. But societal changes disrupted their connection to traditional food sources, leading to high health risks for diabetes, obesity, and other diseases. Now a community intervention is underway in Waimānalo using backyard aquaponics. 

Epigenetics Study in Waiʻanae

Feb 15, 2018
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Rates of diabetes, obesity and alcoholism run high among Native Hawaiians. A researcher is using his family ties and inspiration to change a community's health habits for the better.

The Conversation: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
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