4/2/2014 6:56:59 AM
Asians are 60 percent more likely than Caucasians to develop diabetes even at the same body mass index (BMI). This is according to Robert H. Lustig, M.D.S.L., Division of Endocrinology-Department of Pediatrics and member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In a lecture sponsored by the Asian Health Institute Thursday night at the UCSF Hospital in San Francisco, Lustig compared Asians to the famous idiom – “the canary in the coal mine” in that “watching the Asians about what has happening told us about what to do.”
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