Diabetes is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in aboriginal Canadians. This and other chronic diseases are related to a changing lifestyle. Increasing physical activity levels and eating a diet that is low in fat and sugar and high in fiber are parts of improving lifestyle.
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