Death by chocolate: the sugar-fueled diabetes surge in South Asia
South Asian diabetes risk clues found, UK study says - BBC News
Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. South Asians are known to have an increased predisposition for diabetes which has become an important health concern in the region. We discuss the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in South Asia and explore the differential risk factors reported. The conjunction of the above results was narrowed down with country names.
Doctors’ message to Asian Americans: Watch out for diabetes even if you’re young and thin
According to the study, South Asians with Type 2 diabetes aged 20 to 60 are at increased risk of cardiovascular problems and associated conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and high cholesterol. The survival rates in these young patients are also significantly lower in the South Asian community. Type 2 diabetes is up to six times more common in people of South Asian descent, and is a growing problem in the community. The South Asian community is also at risk of Type 2 diabetes from the age of 25, opposed to 40 in the White population.
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