Why South Asians are at increased risk for diabetes: A complex interplay of genetics, diet and history
South Asians are particularly insulin resistant. Compared to Caucasians, South Asians had higher insulin concentrations in their blood after ingesting sugar. This means that South Asian individuals require more insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels, a characteristic of Type 2 diabetes. There are numerous possible explanations for this, but genetic variants could be one culprit.
After early success, India’s daily COVID infections have surpassed the US and Brazil. Why?
Religious, social and political congregations contributed directly through super-spreader events, but this still doesn’t explain the huge rise in cases.
What’s the new coronavirus variant in India and how should it change their COVID response?
After genome sequencing of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases in India, researchers have discovered a new variant with two new mutations which may be better at evading the immune system.
Why variants are most likely to blame for India’s COVID surge
B.1.617, or what has been called the “Indian double mutation”, had two mutations linked to increased transmissibility and an ability to evade the immune system.