Why Do South Asians Have A Higher Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Than White Europids?
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Andrea is a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM).

                       

Why Do South Asians Have A Higher Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Than White Europids?

More and more people are suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These metabolic diseases are typically associated with being overweight or obese, but it has become evident that besides high body mass, ethnicity determines the risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well. For example, South Asians, who originate from the Indian subcontinent and compose 20% of the world population, have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease compared to...

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