Understanding racial differences in obesity and metabolic syndrome traits

Academic Article


  • Epidemiologic data demonstrate a positive association between obesity and certain measures related to the metabolic syndrome that differ among individuals of different ethnic/racial backgrounds. The effect of genetic and environmental factors on these differences is not completely understood; however, insightful information can be obtained by taking into account the degree of ancestral admixture in populations. ¬© 2003 International Life Sciences Institute.
  • Published In

  • Nutrition Reviews  Journal
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    Author List

  • Fern√°ndez JR; Allison DB
  • Start Page

  • 316
  • End Page

  • 319
  • Volume

  • 61
  • Issue

  • 9