Diabetes Mellitus is a condition of particular importance to the Maltese population. Currently 16.7% of the Maltese population is living with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. A cultural and historical evaluation of this area-restricted archipelago population has suggested that the associated high prevalence of diabetes may be the result of the Baker-Pederson hypothesis cycles following an original adaptation to a thrifty near starvation diet.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- Diabetes Mellitus
- thrifty diet phenotype