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