Speaking te reo Māori helps protect against type 2 diabetes: Study

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Speaking te reo Māori helps protect against type 2 diabetes: Study

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New Zealand Doctor

Māori girl, kapa haka, poi [credit:Seth Mazow, 2007]
A connection to culture and language helps build a level of resilience, is the hypothesis of study co-author Nina Scott [photo: Seth Mazow, 2007]
“Having a strong core of te reo provides push back against these biased messages from the TV, radio, health providers and society in general” Th, Andrea Teng, Lead author Andrea Teng hopes the study can help to address the vast inequities in healthcare for Māori communities in New Zealand

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You can not make this correlation then say mechanism is unclear. It could be that KFC changed the recipe of their 11 herbs and spices or perhaps the media has highlighted the issue to the point where Maori are becoming more aware of the issue. This headline reeks of clickbait.