Diabetes India: India’s Diabetes Epidemic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctors say a perverse twist of science makes Indians susceptible to diabetes and complications such as heart disease and stroke as soon as their living conditions improve. As a decade of 7 percent average annual growth lifts 400 million people into the middle class, bodies primed over generations for poverty, malnutrition and manual labor are leaving Indians ill- prepared for calorie-loaded food or the cars, TVs and computers that sap physical activity.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-07/india-s-deadly-diabetes-scourge-cuts-down-millions-rising-to-middle-class.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-28/diabetes-epidemic-ruining-kidneys-in-india-spurs-fresenius-dialysis-sales.html

http://paleoindia.in/substantial-proportion-of-apparently-healthy-urban-south-indian-young-adults-has-insulin-resistance-associated-with-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors/

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