Cardiovascular risk factors vary within Indian ethnic subgroups

Great ethnic disparity in cardiovascular risk factors was identified between 2 Indian ethnic subgroups, a recent study found. More research is needed to identify conventional risk factors for this and other complex diseases.

 “There are huge differences even within India, as it is a heterogeneous country.”
-V. Mohan, MD, FRCP, PhD, DSc, FNASc, FASc, FNA, Chennai, India, president and chief of diabetes research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India, and chairman and chief diabetologist of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre

According to data presented at the World Congress of Cardiology earlier in 2012, India has the distinction of being known as the...

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