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Metabolic Syndrome in South Asian Community

Metabolic Syndrome in South Asian Community

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the most prevalent health conditions found in the South Asian community. The study written by Kaushik Pandit, “Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians” explains the correlation between the high amount of cases of obesity and insulin resistance due to high rates of diabetes and cardiovascular risks and MetS. Data collected through surveys relay that one-third of the urban population in India have MetS. Along with those numbers, the health factors that compromise the South Asian individuals and make them more prone to MetS are highly common. It is written that of the Asian Indians who live in India, “31.4% have abdominal obesity, 45.6% are hypertriglyceridemic, 65.5% have low HDL, 55.4% suffer from hypertension, and 26.7% have raised fasting plasma glucose.” These individual health conditions create a higher probability of MetS, which is why it is so common among South Asians.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3263197/

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