Mismatch between perceived and actual overweight in diabetic and non-diabetic populations: a comparative study of South Asian and European women.

@article{Patel2001MismatchBP,
  title={Mismatch between perceived and actual overweight in diabetic and non-diabetic populations: a comparative study of South Asian and European women.},
  author={Sheila Patel and Raj S Bhopal and Nigel C. Unwin and M. White and Kurt George M M Alberti and Julie J Yallop},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={332-3}
}
Diabetes is more common in South Asian (defined here as Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin) populations compared with Europeans. This may be related to their greater abdominal obesity. Weight loss and maintenance are crucial in the prevention of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus and motivation to loose weight is likely to be greater in those who perceive themselves as being overweight. We compared self perception of body weight using data on South Asian and European women (data… CONTINUE READING