South Asian Wellness Program: Risk Factors
South Asians are especially at risk for serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Why are these diseases so common in South Asians? It appears to be due to a combination of genetics and lifestyle. This section describes the major risk factors that lead to heart disease and diabetes in South Asians. Fortunately, a person's risk can be reduced through proper nutrition and exercise.
Last reviewed: 2012