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Official Title

Understanding the determinants of adiposity among the newborns of South Asian origin in Canada and India

Status

Ongoing

Overview

To understand why South Asian people (originating from India, Pakistan, Sr Lanka and Bangladesh) have an increased risk for developing diabetes and heart disease. In this tudy we will be studying the genetic (related to heredity) and environmental (related to the place one lives in) risk factors of obesity, diabetes and heart disease among South Asian people.

Study Design

Birth Cohort

Primary Endpoint

Not applicable; Observational study

Number of Patients

1000

Number of Sites

3

Number of Countries

1

Study Period

2011–TBA

Principal Investigator

Sonia Anand

Program Manager

Dipika Desai

Research Coordinator

Nora Abdalla

Collaborators

Canadian Cardiovascular Research Network, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Public Health