Cardiovascular Disease

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).