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Molecular SHARE

Status

Completed

Overview

To directly compare the body composition, body fat distribution, and morphological and functional features of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle between South Asians and European Caucasians.

Study Design

Prospective cross-sectional case-control study

Primary Endpoint

The primary objective of this prospective cross-sectional case-control study is to determine differences among age, sex, and BMI-matched people of South Asian and European Caucasians in body fat composition. The secondary objectives of this study are to determine differences among age, sex, and BMI-matched people of South Asian and European Caucasians in visceral adiposity, adipose tissue morphology, inflammation and adipokine production, skeletal muscle lipid content, fatty acid oxidation and mitochondrial capacity.

Number of Patients

120

Number of Sites

1

Number of Countries

1

Study Period

2007–2008

Principal Investigator

Sonia Anand

Program Manager

Not Applicable

Research Coordinator

Sumathy Rangarajan

Collaborators

CIHR