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Advances in Pharmaceutical and Ethnomedicines

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Adva. Pharm.Ethnomedicines 1 (1): 1 - 3
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Umar Bacha1*, Muhammad Nasir1, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq2, Tayyab Shahzad1, Muhammad Asif Ali1, Javed Muhammad3, Naveed Akbar1
1Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 2Department of Epidemiology& Public Health, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 3University Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: bacha.umar474@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Archeological clues don’t prove existence of chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases & Diabetes) in prehistoric time. Accumulating evidences depicts Asian countries under chronic diseases burden as compared to western population. Genetic vulnerability of Asian countries to Type 2 Diabetes is more in comparison with other nation in the globe. The question of concern is why Asian genome does not cope with the adaptation as compared to western population; in addition to other risk factors like essential nutrients deficiency, obesity, insulin resistance and malnutrition which are considered to be the predisposing factors for Type 2 diabetes. Togetherlly, these major stressors contributes well in aggravation of diabetes in the region. Currently available treatments are based on lifestyle changes and drug therapy. The emphasis should be placed on correcting diet nutrients according to the age of individuals.

Key Words: Diabetes, Diet, Vitamins, Fibers, Nutrition