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Chinese People May Be More Susceptible To Obesity-related Health Risks Than Other Racial, Ethnic Groups (Medicine)

Chinese people are more likely to face high blood pressure and other health risks as a result of higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference than people from other racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Over 2.1 billion adults are estimated to have obesity, which is a chronic disease of having too much body fat. Health care providers can diagnose obesity using a number called the body mass index. People with obesity are more likely to develop serious health complications like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, and these risks differ among various races and ethnicities.

“Our study demonstrated that Chinese adults were more susceptible to the effects of overall obesity and abdominal fat accumulation on blood pressure and triglycerides than those in other racial and ethnic populations,” said study author Weiqing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., of the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. “These racial and ethnic differences in susceptibility of obesity-related health problems should be noticed while screening for high-risk individuals using BMI and waist circumference.”

The researchers analyzed a total of 126,284 participants from a major national Chinese study and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the U.S. and compared cardiometabolic risk factors among different races and ethnicities. They found Chinese adults are more affected by obesity-related risks like high blood pressure than Black, white and Mexican American people.

Other authors of the study include: Ruizhi Zheng, Mian Li, Min Xu, Jieli Lu, Tiange Wang, Meng Dai, Di Zhang, Yuhong Chen, Zhiyun Zhao, Shuangyuan Wang, Hong Lin, Yufang Bi, Yu Xu and Guang Ning of the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine.

The manuscript received funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Shanghai Municipal Government, the Shanghai Shen Kang Hospital Development Center and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

The manuscript, “Chinese Adults Are More Susceptible to Effects of Overall Obesity and Fat Distribution on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors,” was published online, ahead of print.


Reference: Ruizhi Zheng, Mian Li, Min Xu, Jieli Lu, Tiange Wang, Meng Dai, Di Zhang, Yuhong Chen, Zhiyun Zhao, Shuangyuan Wang, Hong Lin, Weiqing Wang, Yufang Bi, Yu Xu, Guang Ning, Chinese adults are more susceptible to effects of overall obesity and fat distribution on cardiometabolic risk factors, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2021;, dgab049, https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab049


Provided by Endocrine Society

Why Chinese Look Like Chinese? Indians Look like Indians?…… Well, I Have An Answer (Biology)

Did we look different from each other, right from the past..?? Today by just looking at faces we can differentiate if the person belongs to China, India, Russia etc.. But what if I say, we all look same in the past.. Yeah its true, there were no countries, no religion, no discrimination, no hate.. We used to live with each other happily like a family.. Wanna know lets travel back 3 lakh years before..

We all used to live in Africa at that time. The environment was warm and naturally rich. We all looked same. Our only objective was ‘survival’. As one couldn’t able to survive alone, we used to live and hunt in groups and stay at one place. Earth was actually the heaven at that time as there were no racism. And yeah, our ancestors prefer grass bedding to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working on, at least 2 lakh years ago.

These beds consisting of sheaves of grass of the broad-leafed Panicoideae subfamily were placed near the back of the cave on ash layers. The layers of ash was used to protect our ancestors against crawling insects while sleeping. Our ancestors also used hot springs as a cooking resource to boil fresh kills, long before humans are thought to have used fire as a controlled source for cooking.

But around 1.3 lakh years before, an interglacial period changed everything. Climate of the earth started increasing rapidly and this started melting icy routes which goes out of Africa. So, some of our ancestors decided to migrate to other countries, while others decided to stay in Africa. Our migrating ancestors took only required food with them, while shared remaining with others. This act of kindness we call today, ‘Law of Sharing’.

Out of Africa, our ancestors went to levantine regions first and started spreading to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Turkey.. And just after 1000 years, some of them migrated towards europe and asia. And for 40000 years, our ancestors had spread to India and China. And that’s how 4 human raeces born.

Do you know, that 4 human races? They are white/Caucasian, Mongoloid/Asian, Negroid/Black, and Australoid. According to darwin theory of evolution, Indians are the mixture of Caucasian, australiazoid and mongoloid. North India people have more caucasoin genes, South India have more Australiazoid genes. While, North East have mongoloid genes..

But what about china? Well friends, they all belongs to mongolian races. But the question is, why they have small eyes and flat faces. Friends, its not because god created them like this, that was the gift given to them by evolution through natural selection. Yeah friends, when they came to siberia from africa. It was necessary to protect eyes from snow blindness and natural selection given them low exposure eyes i.e. squinty eyes, to protect them against it..

But what about their flat facial features? You know well about the siberia’s extreme cold temperatures. In order to survive such extreme cold temperatures it is necessary to prevent heat loss. So, natural selection bought changes in their facial features and had given them extra face fat. It also helped them to eat icy-meats. Epicanthel fold is also believed to have evolved in them in order to provide defense from the extreme cold and extreme light that occur in Eurasian arctic and northern regions.

But what about Europeans? How they got their pale colour? Ancestors who were migrated to northern latitudes often don’t get enough UV to synthesize vitamin D in their skin so natural selection has favored two genetic solutions to that problem—evolving pale skin that absorbs UV more efficiently or favoring lactose tolerance to be able to digest the sugars and vitamin D naturally found in milk. That’s why we look different from each other. Share it as much as you can and make people aware of truth.. Because knowledge can only save this beautiful world from ‘destruction’ which may cause from ‘discrimination’..

You can read more about the evolution of human face on the article given below:

https://theuncoverreality.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/why-your-face-looks-different-from-a-chimps-biology/

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