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Frequently asked questions (videos)

Question 1: Are South Asians at a higher risk of developing diabetes? If so, why?

This is a burning question among South Asian communities that we work with. In this video, let's take a look together.

Fact: Yes, as South Asians we are at increased risk of developing diabetes.

Evidence: The evidence behind our increased risk for diabetes.

  • genetic predisposition
  • higher amount of total body fat to lean mass compared to Caucasians even at similar weight
  • diet rich in refined carbohydrates, sugar and fats
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • process of resettlement and along with it increased unresolved stress