Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the UK south Asian community
Barnett, A. H., Dixon, A. N., Bellary, S. and Hanif, M. W. (2006) Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the UK south Asian community. DIABETOLOGIA, 49 (10). pp. 2234-2246. ISSN 0012-186XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00125-006-0325-1
A popular hypothesis for the greater prevalence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in UK south Asians is that they have an increased susceptibility of developing insulin resistance in response to certain environmental factors, including obesity and adoption of a sedentary lifestyle. Insulin resistance is postulated as a central feature of the metabolic syndrome, culminating in type 2 diabetes, atherosclerotic vascular disease and CHD; a pathway potentially accelerated by migration/urbanisation. We describe and compare the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and their associated risk factors in UK south Asian and white Caucasian populations to determine possible reasons for the increased preponderance of these diseases in south Asians, and highlight key evidence for optimal risk factor management. Finally, we describe a UK community-based programme that attempts to reduce the morbidity and mortality from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in south Asians through a new approach to management.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine|
|Journal or Publication Title:||DIABETOLOGIA|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 2234-2246|
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