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
Formosa, C., Savona Ventura, C., & Mandy, A. (2012). Cultural contributors to the development of Diabetes Mellitus in Malta. International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism, 20, 25-29. http://ijod.uaeu.ac.ae/iss_2001/e.pdf