The Extra "Indian" Cardiovascular Risk

South Asians and Indians have an added risk of cardiovascular disease and death over traditional risk factors

For some time now, researchers and clinicians have been talking about the presence of an extra “Indian” risk for cardiovascular disease and deaths, over and above traditional risk factors and greater than the risk of non-Indians living in the same environment.

The MASALA study [1] in the past has found that there are significant differences in cardiovasc…

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