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Association study of 25 type 2 diabetes related loci with measures of obesity in Indian sib pairs

With more than 300 million sufferers worldwide [1] and strong relation with multiple chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D), hypertension and coronary heart disease [2], obesity is a major public health problem. Association of obesity with T2D is widely demonstrated in western population [3] and is also well established for Asians.

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Childhood obesity leads to adverse cardiovascular and metabolic consequences as adults

Childhood obesity, a growing problem in India, compromises future cardiovascular health, according to a Canadian researcher in population health, who authored a review on the link between childhood obesity and adverse health outcomes in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to data published in the late 2000s, the… 

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