Correlates of prediabetes and type II diabetes in US South Asians: findings from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.

@article{Shah2015CorrelatesOP,
  title={Correlates of prediabetes and type II diabetes in US South Asians: findings from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.},
  author={Arti D. Shah and Eric Vittinghoff and Namratha R Kandula and Shweta Srivastava and Alka M Kanaya},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
PURPOSE In this study, we aim to elucidate the role of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and cultural factors in prediabetes and diabetes in South Asian immigrants to the United States, a population at high risk of type II diabetes. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of a community-based cohort of 899 South Asians without known cardiovascular disease from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America study. Glycemic status was determined by fasting glucose, 2-hour… CONTINUE READING
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