The South Asian Paradox

Urban vegetarians in South Asia have high rates of heart disease in spite of low rates of obesity and low LDL levels. I learned about it here.

4 Responses to “The South Asian Paradox”

  1. Ashish Says:

    What are the approved ways to cook meat? Not grilling, I gather (from the article).

  2. v Says:

    Aren’t Indian’s genetically predisposed to heart disease, diabetes.

  3. Gian Says:

    I am an urban south asian (though not a vegetarian one).
    I think that high rate of disease in urban india is more due to large consumption of pufa-rich vegetable oils.

  4. seth Says:

    Gian, that’s plausible. See The Israeli Paradox:

    http://www.blog.sethroberts.net/2007/02/02/the-israeli-paradox/