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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,… 

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Door-to-door survey finds that hypertension rates in rural India are similar to those in urban areas

In India, more than 70% of the population lives in rural areas, yet access to healthcare in rural areas is extremely limited. With growing rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease, an understanding of the prevalence of modifiable risk factors such as hypertension is crucial. A study published recently in the… 

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Higher BMI, maternal age increase risk of gestational diabetes in South Asian women

A retrospective analysis has found that advanced maternal age and increased body mass index (BMI) each increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); notably, these effects are more pronounced in women of South Asian descent. This study is the first in the current literature to examine the interaction… 

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