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South Asians in Canada being wooed by chips now!

As a strategic step taken by the Canadian snacks company Frito Lay Canada has launched a new range of potato chips which are targeting the South Asians. ..40 chip flavours created and tested include seaweed, cucumber //and green tea before choosing spicy curry and wasabi for test marketing. Stores were stocking these chops from February on. ....In the Greater Toronto Area alone, South Asians ann...

South Asians Have Increased Heart Disease Risk in The UK

New research by the British Heart Foundation says that British Asians are at least 50 percent more likely to fall a victim to heart disease than people// of European origin. One in five has also developed type 2 diabetes as compared to 3 percent of the general population in the UK. ....Of immediate concern are the high rates of untreated diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood press...

Blacks and East Asians Prone To Side Effects of Cardiovascular Drugs

A new study conducted to analyze the incidence of adverse drug reactions in cardiac patients has revealed that it is more common in blacks and those of an East Asian origin//, the results of which are published in the British Medical Journal. ....The results of the present study highlight that difference in ethnicity may play a crucial role in determining the extent of harm of a specific treatme...

Health disorders related to obesity hit Asians

Experts said that Asians including Indians are being hit the most by obesity-related disorders. This is due to the one-size-fits-all diagnosis done by doctors that fails to// detect these problems. ..The body-mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight divided by height- is used in the standard method to define obesity. However, according to the experts, East and South Asians were affected by weig...

TB Cases On The Rise Among British Asians

There has been an almost 11 percent rise in the number of tuberculosis cases in Britain, mainly among the Indian, Pakistani and //Bangladeshi communities, latest official figures reveal. ....The largest increase was among patients who were born outside Britain - from 4,696 in 2004 to 5,310 in 2005, figures from the Health Protection Agency showed... ..John Watson, head of the Respiratory Disease...

British Heart Experts Use Cricket To Target South Asians

Britain's heart experts are hoping to exploit the passion for cricket among South Asians to launch a campaign to encourage people from the community not to delay calling// emergency help when experiencing chest pain. ....Research shows that South Asians in Britain have a 40-50 per cent higher death rate from heart disease than the general population. But South Asians are known to be reluctant to...

South Asians, Don’t Blame Your Genes Anymor

South Asians have been known to get first-time heart attacks 5 to 10 years earlier than North Americans and Europeans, but this had been put down loosely to genes...Not any more say experts. // .. An international team of researchers has come out with findings published in Journal of the American Medical Association that leave no excuse for South Asians (people originating from India, Pakistan,...

South Asians in US More Prone to Heart Disease

Washington: South Asian immigrants in America have a higher risk of heart disease than any other segment of the American population, according to a new study led by an// Indian American doctor. ....The trouble, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) researchers suspect, is that their high-density lipoprotein, or so-called good cholesterol, doesn't protect many of them like it should and their new lifes...

South Asians Wait for Matching Bone Marrow Donors

Los Angeles: The percentage of South Asians registered in the US National Marrow Donor Registry// is so small that patients from the region perforce join a long queue for matching donors. ....Urmi and Girish are two of those waiting for a matching bone marrow transplant here. ....Urmi, 5, has been diagnosed with aplastic anaemia and requires an immediate marrow transplant. She loves to play wit...

Asians in US Increasingly Undergoing Plastic Surgery to Look White

Asian Americans in the US are increasingly opting for plastic surgery in order to look more like a White Caucusian//. The pressure to alter one's features and body is almost endemic in every group and ethnic community in America, observers say. But the minorities feel the pressure more acutely. .. According to a survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of minorities...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

A study of genes by American scientists has revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to// the risks of developing heart diseases. And that’s not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. ..The findings, made by two independent groups of researchers, may help explain why so many people have hea...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

A study of genes by American scientists has revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to the risks of developing heart diseases. And thats not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. ...The findings, made by two independent groups of researchers, may help explain why so many people have hear...

South Asians Seek Bone Marrow for Young Indian American

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a young Indian American is hard put to find a matching bone marrow donor by July 10 as very few South Asians are listed in the US Bone Marrow registry. ......Since 28-year old Vinay Chakravarthy was diagnosed with a disease known as Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (or AML), a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow, the South Asian community has com...
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