Diabetes Mellitus

Abate and Chandalia (2006) have compressive reviewed on increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in South Asian Immigrants (Asian Indians). Major contributing factors were found to be urbanization and westernization that include life style factors (dietary practices and inadequate physical activity). In addition, current evidence points towards genetic variants (e.g., ENPP1 121Q) as one susceptibility factors (Abate and Chandalia 2006; Petersen et al, 2006).