Obesity is a major contributor to the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the developed world, suggesting
that there is a strong relationship between obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Increasing evidence suggests that obesity-associated cardiovascular disorders variations across regions and ethnicities. In the review, Pradad et al. describe the distinct patterns in obesity (mainly, abdominal obesity) contributing to an increased cardiovascular disease risk in South Asians. PubMed, one of the most comprehensive biomedical databases, Embase and Cochrane Library terms such as South Asians; Asian Indians; obesity;overweight; cardiovascular risk factors; childhoodobesity; cardiovascular disorders - CVD; Chronicheart disease - CHD; physical inactivity; metabolic syndrome; ethnicity etc.
Key words: BMI,CVD,CHD