The Effects of Body Composition on Asian Health

Research has shown that, compared to individuals of European descent, Asians tend to have less muscle and more abdominal fat. These two factors combined put Asians at higher risk of insulin resistance. For this reason, it is important to get annual health check-ups to monitor for diabetes. 

Source: Chan JCN, Malik V, Jia W, et al. Diabetes in Asia: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology. JAMA. 2009;301(20):2129–2140. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.726