publication . Article . 2017

Life Style Related Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Its Increased Prevalence in Saudi Arabia: A Brief Review

Fareed, Mohammad; Nasir Salam; Khoja, Abdullah T.; Mahmoud, Mahmoud Abdulrahman; Ahamed, Maqusood;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
Aims: Role of life style related risk factors is very important in the pathogenesis and progression of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The aim of this article is to review the disease burden of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among the population of Saudi Arabia due to unhealthy life style. Methods: In this review, the information was collected from published literatures related to risk factors like unhealthy dietary pattern and sedentary life style leading to T2DM. Additionally, some epidemiological information for the prevalence of T2DM in Saudi Arabia was also collected. Results: Earlier studies have depicted that unhealthy life style and dietary patterns are risk ...
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesnutritional and metabolic diseases
free text keywords: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, unhealthy dietary pattern, sedentary life style, Saudi Arabia, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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