Type 2 diabetes due to Western lifestyle and diet. Type 2 diabetes and the Tokelau Island migrant study
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Type 2 diabetes is on the rise due to a Western lifestyle and diet Diabetes was very rare on Tokelau.
A study performed on Tokelau Island migrants between 1967 and 1982 (the Tokelau Island Migrant Study) shows us the consequences of urbanisation in relation to type 2 diabetes (late-onset diabetes). Life on Tokelau was very traditional and the Western world had little influence upon it. The inhabitants were dependent on coconuts and small-scale fishing – a very one-sided diet (coconut oil, grated coconut and coconut cream), albeit they were sufficiently active. Diabetes mellitus (type 2 or late-onset diabetes) was very rare. But as the influence of the West upon the islands increased, incidences of the lifestyle disease type 2 diabetes also gradually increased, rising from 3 persons per 100 islanders in 1968 to 14.3 persons in 1982. The group of islanders that left for New Zealand also saw a rise in sufferers, from 7.4 to 19.9 out of every 100. Diabetes was more prevalent in women than in men in both groups.
bron: Diabetologia (1989) 323: 585-590, T Østbye, TJ Welby, IAM Prior, CE Salmond, YM Stoke, University of Western Ontario, Canada en Wellington Hospital Wellington, New Zealand
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