Studies have shown that Asians are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people of European ancestry. 1 Asians are more likely to develop the disease even at a lower BMI. This means that even though some Asian populations currently have a lower prevalence of overweight and obese individuals than populations in the West, they have a disproportionately high percentage.
Studies, mostly from outside the United States, have found high prevalence of diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), and hypertension among Asian Indians, despite low rates of associated risk factors. Asian Indians had lower average body mass indices (BMIs) than non-Hispanic whites and lower rates Cited by: 95.
The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate type 2 diabetes risk among Asian Indians of Kerala ethnicity living in a West Texas County of the USA. The study used a descriptive correlational design with thirty-seven adult nondiabetic Asian Indian subjects between 20 and 70 years of age. The measurement included nonbiochemical indices of obesity, family history of type 2 diabetes, length Cited by: 2.
Genetics of Type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians review future science group www.futuremedicine.com 311 Age at onset of diabetes of diabetesCited by: 1.