Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Review Article, J Food Nutr Disor Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Diabetes in Ethnic Minorities in UK: The Role of Diet in Glucose Dysregulation and Prevalence of Diabetes

Omorogieva Ojo*
Department of Acute and Continuing Care, School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Corresponding author : Omorogieva Ojo
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, Department of Acute and Continuing Care, School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Campus, London, SE9 2UG, UK
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Received: December 22, 2012 Accepted: May 14, 2013 Published: May 21, 2013
Citation: Ojo O (2013) Diabetes in Ethnic Minorities in UK: The Role of Diet in Glucose Dysregulation and Prevalence of Diabetes. J Food Nutr Disor 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000110

Abstract

Diabetes in Ethnic Minorities in UK: The Role of Diet in Glucose Dysregulation and Prevalence of Diabetes

The aims of this paper are to evaluate the prevalence of diabetes among ethnic minority groups living in UK including Africans, Afro-Caribbeans and people from South Asia and to discuss the role of diet in glucose dysregulation and the prevalence of diabetes. People of African and Caribbean descent are two to four times likely to have diabetes than those of European ancestry. In addition, while the prevalence of diabetes is 3-10% among Europeans, it is 14-20% among Arab, migrant South Asian and Chinese populations

Keywords: Diabetes; Diet; Glycaemic index; Glycaemic load; Ethnic minorities; Africans in diaspora; Glucose dysregulation; Special diets; Prevalence

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