TYPE 2 DIABETES IN NATIVE AND MIGRANT SOUTH ASIANS: PREVALENCE, LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS, AND BIOCHEMICAL ASSOCIATION MECHANISM BETWEEN LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
*Khushboo Ambreen, Sheeba Afreen and Resham Srivastava
Native and migrant both South Asian populations are considered as highly susceptible groups towards the epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle behavior is one of the key factors, that exert negative influence to South Asians in terms of high mortality and morbidity associated type 2 diabetes. In view of the concern about the involvement of lifestyle behaviors in type 2 diabetes, initially, this literature review gives detail description regarding the pattern of prevalence for type 2 diabetes, in native and migrant South Asians. Further, this present study deeply focuses on lifestyle behaviors that make more susceptible to native/migrant South Asians for diabetes, as compared to other developed countries. Biochemical association mechanism between different lifestyle behaviors and type 2 diabetes, is also discussed in this review. Moreover, this study expands a view regarding the factors that influence South Asians towards type 2 diabetes encouraging behaviors. The findings of this review study might be imperative to screen among South Asians for high risk of diabetes, to encourage favorable changes in diabetes associated lifestyle behaviors as well as to develop diabetes prevention strategy.
Keywords: Native/Migrant South Asians, Type 2 diabetes, Prevalence, Lifestyle behaviors.
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