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Why South Asians Are More Likely To Get Diabetes Than Europeans

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I guess starving beggars really can’t be choosers


Bangladesh after the 1970 Cyclone did

And its multi generational. So not just the physical adaptation but also the mental tendencies
no I was talking specifically about Pakistan, I don't think we ever had a famine in our entire 300-400 year history (or am I wrong someone with historical knowledge can correct me)
maybe in parts of SIndh?
 
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Out generics are screwed anyway.
Prone to heart diseases, diabetes and everything else


Are you sure this is genetics or more due to diet and exercise levels?

I recently heard of a Pakistan guy in his lates 30s who died of a heart attack. Cannot ever recall this happening to a BD'shi at such a young age.

Maybe it is due to the amount of red meat that Pakistanis consume?
 

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Are you sure this is genetics or more due to diet and exercise levels?

I recently heard of a Pakistan guy in his lates 30s who died of a heart attack. Cannot ever recall this happening to a BD'shi at such a young age.

Maybe it is due to the amount of red meat that Pakistanis consume?
Red meat and generally a lot more oily lifestyle.
The advantage to BD is the reliance on seafood.
Seafood has its own toxic elements at times but as a diet is eons better than red meat.

Technically I could die in my late 30s too - multi generational heart disease and some diabetes as well.
 

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Red meat and generally a lot more oily lifestyle.
The advantage to BD is the reliance on seafood.
Seafood has its own toxic elements at times but as a diet is eons better than red meat.

Technically I could die in my late 30s too - multi generational heart disease and some diabetes as well.


I eat red meat once or maybe at most twice a month.

My proteins come from lentils, salmon(omega 3 healthy fats) and chicken.

Oil of choice is olive oil(lots of omega 3 healthy fats).

I eat only low or moderate glycaemic index carbs(brown rice and wholewheat pitta) in order to minimise blood sugar spikes and thereby try to prevent the formation of diabetes.

Also exercise regularly by lifting moderate weights, walking(including a bit of hiking).

I cannot help my genetics but can do what I can in terms of diet and exercise.
 
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Ball oxe. Typical post colonial victim complex and dumping ground for exuses. How about South Asians eat too much sweat and carbs. This applies most to Indians.

And famine existed prior to British. In fact if anything it reduced during British era. Population of SA went up during British Raj. And if famine was cause of Diabetes many Europeans like Irish, Russians, Greeks, Italians would also have this problem. These groups went through devastating famines.

These are starving Greeks in 1941 by the way.

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I eat red meat once or maybe at most twice a month.

My proteins come from lentils, salmon(omega 3 healthy fats) and chicken.

Oil of choice is olive oil(lots of omega 3 healthy fats).

I eat only low or moderate glycaemic index carbs(brown rice and wholewheat pitta) in order to minimise blood sugar spikes and thereby try to prevent the formation of diabetes.

Also exercise regularly by lifting moderate weights, walking(including a bit of hiking).

I cannot help my genetics but can do what I can in terms of diet and exercise.
Amazing! I try to watch my diet as well. And include as many anti-oxidants as possible.
 

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