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Changing Habits Yields Health Benefits At MA'O Farms In Waianae

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

C-MĀIKI researcher Alika Maunakea and co-investigator Ruben Juarez are featured in the Civil Beat for their work on establishing a link between the gut microbiome, diabetes risk, and the influence of social networks in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Early data from the study shows altered eating habits and lifestyles produced a ripple effect of positive health effects for MA'O Farms interns, their families, and could later even spread to the Waianae community.

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