Immigrant Asian Indian men in the U.S.. have a high prevalence of
• coronary heart disease,
• non insulindependent diabetes,
• lower high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and hypertriglyceridemia.
All these have “insulin resistance’’ as a common pathogenetic mechanism, which seems to be the most important risk factor.
The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is three times higher in immigrant Asian-Indian women compared to the white women (Caucasian women).