South Asian Children Susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes

Fri, 23 Apr 2010
University of London researchers have discovered early warning signs of Type 2 diabetes in the blood of British Asian children .

Thesse findings are important given the increasing incidence of Type 2 diabetes worldwide.

Tests have shown that South Asian and African Caribbean children tested had high levels of some blood markers, signs whereby you can go on to develop Type 2 diabetes from. The difference is small.

About three million diabetics in the UK presently.

South Asian people in the UK are around three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than white Europeans.

Research leader, Peter Wincup states that being more regular exercise, eating healthily and not getting overweight all help to lower long-term risks of Type 2 diabetes .

Further research needs to be undertaken in to this area.

Any such measure will need to be culturally sensitive, tailored and introduced in a way that helps curb an increasing public health problem.

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