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Effect of Peripheral Electrical Stimulation (PES) on Nocturnal Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. The key pathophysiologic abnormalities that have been associated with the disease are decreased peripheral glucose utilization combined with…

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Association of Neuropeptide-Y (NPY) and Interleukin-1beta (IL1B), Genotype-Phenotype Correlation and Plasma Lipids with Type-II Diabetes

Type-II diabetes is a multifactorial disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion and/or action. Sedentary lifestyle and high…

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Averting obesity and type 2 diabetes in India through sugar-sweetened beverage taxation

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is established as a major risk factor for overweight and obesity, as well as an array of cardio-metabolic conditions, especially type 2 diabetes [1],[2]. The individual risk of type 2 diabetes attributable to SSB consumption remains statistically significant after adjustment for total energy consumption and body mass index (BMI) [3],[4].

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Impact of migration and acculturation on prevalence of type 2 diabetes and related eye complications in Indians living in a newly urbanised society

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is recognised as a major chronic disease affected by lifestyle and behavioural risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity [1]. There has been a long-standing hypothesis that rising prevalence of T2DM in many countries is related to immigration patterns from developing countries and lifestyle changes from “traditional” to “Western” patterns.

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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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White Rice Consumption Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Physicians in India should be aware of an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals who consume large amounts of white rice. They should be prepared to counsel patients on healthy dietary alternatives. “Recent studies from our group have shown that substituting white rice with brown rice or multigrain… 

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Check for PAD in patients with risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, CAD

The CADI Research Foundation reports that the incidence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is considerably lower in Indians than in European populations.(http://www.cadiresearch.org/?page_id=284) Despite this disparity, however, it is important for Indian physicians to be aware of PAD and its risk factors. Dr. Azizul Haque is consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at… 

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