Trishna Parikh, Anjitha Saji, and Dr. Aayush Visaria MD, MPH recently published the following study in the Indian Heart Journal “Observations and hypotheses for potential generational differences in cardiometabolic risk factors in U.S. South Asians.”
“We read with pleasure the work of Shah et al titled “Cardiovascular health and subclinical atherosclerosis in second-generation South Asian Americans: The MASALA study”, which found no significant difference in cardiometabolic risk factors between first- (G1) and second-generation (G2) South Asian (SA) Americans. Despite these negative findings, we would like to point out observations from the presented data as insignificant differences were likely due to low statistical power and lack of normality for parametric tests/linear regression.
A few foreign studies have shown that the health landscape of G1 and G2 South Asians are different. In Ontario, Canada, immigrants had differing prevalence of diabetes when compared to a “non-immigrant” population. In the UK, there were generational differences in diabetes, BMI, and asthma prevalence among South Asians. This suggests potential SA heterogeneity across generations, further complicating an already culturally heterogeneous population.”
Parikh T, Saji A, Visaria A. Observations and hypotheses for potential generational differences in cardiometabolic risk factors in US South Asians. Indian heart journal. 2021 Nov;73(6):763 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8642640/
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