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Future Global Trends in Cardio-metabolic Disease
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 from 13:00 to 14:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What do migrant studies tell us about future global trends in cardiometabolic disease?
1300-1400 Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre UCL
Professor Nish Chaturvedi, UCL
Study of the impact of migration on disease has much to tell us about the causes of disease, and why populations differ in their susceptibility. The UK is home to significant migrant populations, the largest being of South Asian or of African Caribbean origin. While both populations have elevated risks of diabetes, South Asians are markedly more at risk of heart disease, while African Caribbeans appear protected. This talk explores the impact of migration on health and disease, implications for health profiles of rapidly urbanising countries of origin, and likely effects on subsequent generations of these ethnic minorities in the UK.
Part of a Season on Non Communicable Diseases
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UCL Institute for Global Health/Grand Challenge of Global Health
The UCL Institute for Global Health (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/igh) is a world-class research and teaching institute, taking a cross-disciplinary approach to global health problems.
The Grand Challenge of Global Health (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health) brings together UCL’s immense multidisciplinary wealth of intellectual capital and international collaborations to provide innovative, workable solutions to global health at scale.