Focusing on obesity and its impact on ethnic minority populations, Ethnicity & Disease, Volume 25, Number 4 presents some of the latest research on health disparities among ethnic populations. Research studies from scientists around the world explore topics within this focus area including:
- Body Size Perceptions among Overweight and Obese African American Women
- Association of the Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Screening Tool with Weight Status, Percent Body Fat, and Acanthosis Nigricans in Children from a Low Socioeconomic, Urban Community
- Neighborhood Social Predictors of Weight-related Measures in Underserved African-Americans in the PATH Trial
- Screening of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors (PPARs) α, γ and δ Gene Polymorphisms for Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Association in the Multi-ethnic Malaysian Population
In other research, this issue presents findings related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other CVD risk factors. Topics in these areas include:
- Residential Segregation and Diabetes Risk among Latinos
- Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors in 18 to 20 Year Old African Americans
- Associations of Abdominal Muscle Area with 4-Year Change in Coronary Artery Calcium Differ by Ethnicity among Post-Menopausal Women
- Effect of Interleukin-10 and Laminar Shear Stress on Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase and Nitric Oxide in African American Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
- Acculturation and Insulin Resistance Among US Chinese Immigrant Women
Proceedings from the annual ISHIB 2015 meeting can also be found in this issue with summary articles on sessions including: Treatment Resistant Hypertension; Coronary Artery Disease in Minority Females; Weight Loss Pharmacotherapy; Strategies for Controlling Blood Pressure in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease; and Holistic Healthcare for the Medically Uninsured.
For more information on these and other studies published in this issue of Ethnicity & Disease, please visit the journal.
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