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Type 2 diabetes is more common among Indians who stay in India than in those who migrate to US, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 29 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2320
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

People of Indian origin who live in the United States have a lower prevalence of diabetes than those who live in India, a study published in Diabetes Care has found.

These differences were seen after adjusting for age, sex, systolic blood pressure, and waist circumference, indicating that other factors may be linked to the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes seen in Asian Indians.1 Previously, when the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in India was lower, studies had shown that Asian Indians had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes after immigration.

Unjali Gujral, lead author of the new study, noted that India has seen …

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