Dr. V Mohan supports PETA’s request to Indian Prime Minister to declare Gandhi Jayanthi as National Meat Free Day
Dr. V. Mohan, Founder Chairman & Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Centre and Director at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai stands in support of PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) request to Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to declare Gandhi Jayanthi as National Meat Free Day. This is also based on a study that was recently published by Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and The University of Reading in UK which showed how Lower dietary intake of plant protein is associated with a greater genetic risk of diabetes-related traits in Urban Indians.
Commenting on the study, Dr. V Mohan said “The
study looked at genetic and environmental factors that caused diabetes.
There was a strong association between diet and genetic risk factors.
It was found that even those with a high genetic risk of developing
diabetes had better controlled plasma glucose levels and HbA1c levels
when higher amounts of plant protein were consumed. Conversely, those
with the high genetic risk of developing diabetes had high fasting
plasma glucose and higher HbA1c levels when they consumed higher amounts
of animal protein.”