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Diabetes Is A Bad Actor: Dr Shriram Nene

We can potentially prevent or even reverse diabetes by modifying our lifestyles and thereby avoid the full expression of the genes, says Dr Shriram Nene

Diabetes Is A Bad Actor: Dr Shriram Nene
Diabetes Is A Bad Actor: Dr Shriram Nene
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2021-07-23T16:23:00+05:30

Dr Shriram Nene, healthcare innovator and cardiovascular surgeon, has always been vocal about diabetes being an epidemic in India. He tells Lachmi Deb Roy how the disease can be handled with lifestyle changes.

How has diabetes become like an epidemic in India?

The increase in diabetes in India and worldwide appears to mirror the move from an agrarian to industrialised society and diets that are high calorie and high glycemic index.  It correlates with other risk factors, including obesity, inactivity, and fat distribution.

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How can we prevent it?

In Type II diabetes, we can view it as a combination of genes and lifestyle. While there is a strong familial component, we can potentially prevent or even reverse diabetes by...

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