Cultural contributors to the development of Diabetes Mellitus in Malta

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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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