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13:00 - 14:00 13 May 2014

Future global trends in cardiometabolic disease


AV Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Study of the impact of migration on disease has much to tell us about the causes of disease, and why populations differ in their susceptibility. The UK is home to significant migrant populations, the largest being of South Asian or of African Caribbean origin. While both populations have elevated risks of diabetes, South Asians are markedly more at risk of heart disease, while African Caribbeans appear protected. This talk explores the impact of migration on health and disease, implications for health profiles of rapidly urbanising countries of origin, and likely effects on subsequent generations of these ethnic minorities in the UK.

Part of a Season on Non Communicable Diseases


Kate Hoyland
+44 (0)20 7905 2352 | c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk


The Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season