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Back Away from the Buffet

Compiled/Written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/Written by Melvin Durai
September 2011
Back Away from the Buffet It’s not easy being South Asian and if you need more evidence, just look at the recent study by Dr. Sonia Anand, professor of medicine and epidemiology at McMaster University in Ontario. The study found that South Asians who gain weight are at greater risk of having diabetes and heart problems than white people of the same weight. “South Asians have less space to store fat below the skin than white Caucasians. Their excess fat, therefore, overflows to ectopic compartments, in the abdomen and liver where it may affect function,” Anand says. Translation: Buffets were invented for white people, not you!

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips and more]


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