Cultural contributors to the development of Diabetes Mellitus in Malta

Formosa, Cynthia, Savona Ventura, Charles and Mandy, Anne (2012) Cultural contributors to the development of Diabetes Mellitus in Malta International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism, 20. pp. 25-29. ISSN 1606-7754

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Abstract

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition of particular importance to the Maltese population. Currently 16.7% of the Maltese population is living with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. A cultural and historical evaluation of this area-restricted archipelago population has suggested that the associated high prevalence of diabetes may be the result of the Baker-Pederson hypothesis cycles following an original adaptation to a thrifty near starvation diet.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; culture; Malta; thrifty diet phenotype
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 03:01
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 14:12
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11569

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