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Leif Groop

Leif Groop

Principal investigator

Leif Groop

Dubbelt så hög risk för diabetes typ 2 hos svenskar födda i Irak

Author

  • Louise Bennet
  • Leif Groop
  • Paul Franks
  • Ulf Lindblad
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Peter M. Nilsson

Summary, in English

The MEDIM study reports that Immigrants from the Middle East to Sweden – independently of other diabetes related risk factors – have a twice as high type 2 diabetes risk as compared to non-immigrated Swedes. Diabetes onset occurs 6 years earlier in this group and is partly explained by family history and/or obesity. But the MEDIM study has identified that Middle Eastern background per se is an independent risk factor for earlier disease onset. Immigrants from the Middle East free of diabetes have a more pronounced insulin resistance and worse glycaemic control than non-immigrated Swedes independently of age, obesity or other risk factors for diabetes. To be able to reduce the risk of diabetes and offer an equal health care, glucose/HbA1c should be controlled on wide indications, and risk evaluation and preventive actions provided earlier for this population at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Department/s

  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health
  • EXODIAB: Excellence of Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • Family Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Clinical Physiology, Malmö
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology

Publishing year

2015

Language

Swedish

Pages

1-4

Publication/Series

Lakartidningen

Volume

112

Issue

16

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Swedish Medical Association

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Status

Published

Research group

  • Family Medicine and Community Medicine
  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • Clinical Physiology, Malmö
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0023-7205