A Third of New York’s Bangladeshis Suffer From Diabetes

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Too much rice.
Too much rice.

That’s three times the city’s average rate. And it’s actually the least of their problems, says a story in the Daily News documenting the untold hardships of the mostly Brooklyn-based immigrants. Mamnun Haq runs a health-and-education program for the community and notes, “Their food is too starchy; they eat too much rice." [NYDN]