Early Life Origins of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes in India and Other Asian Countries

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There is a rapidly increasing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in India and other Asian countries. The thrifty genotype and the thrifty phenotype are two nonexclusive explanations. People in the Indian subcontinent have faced undernutrition for many generations, and Indian babies are among the smallest in the world. However, the diabetes epidemic is of recent origin, and diabetes is more common among urban than rural Indians despite the higher birth weight of urban babies. This suggests that postnatal factors must also contribute. Thus, a life-course model of evolution of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, incorporating fetal, postnatal and adult components, seems most appropriate. For a given BMI, Indians have a higher percentage of body fat and more visceral fat than members of other populations.

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  • "This suggests that postnatal factors must also contribute. Thus, a life-course model of evolution of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, incorporating fetal, postnatal and adult components, seems most appropriate"

    The above statement is not clear.Can the administrators elaborate what they mean

  • This means we are still trying to understand the cause of insulin resistance and D2... :)

  • cure

    Has that anything to do with high carb vegetarian diet ? It's said that wheat is not our original food. Wheat had been brought from outside. Our staple food is millets etc.

  • Are millers low carb?

  • No. Most millets are around 70% carbs.

  • but guess millets are not GMO grains....

  • I think main GMO crops are corn and soya.

    Millets are not GMO.

  • even wheat is GMO.... and guess what??? even Long wheat which we get at present is also GMO :d

  • Long wheat which we get at present is also GMO

    :D :D

    AFAIK wheat and rice is not GMO Commercially). Only natural and artificial hybridization.

    Full genetic mapping of wheat is not yet done.

  • look at the process how they modify the height of wheat plant...by bombarding it with some gamma rays...

  • hmm :(

  • Dharwad university... and Agharkar institute are main culprits....

  • They have even converted alfaalfa to GMO.

    Hillary Clinton is a champion of pushing GMO to third world countries. She tried her best to push BT Brinjal when Sharad Pawar was Agri minister.

  • does Gm make a millet low carb or high carb."

  • No.

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