The intent of the Molecular SHARE study was 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.
The primary objective of this prospective cross-sectional case-control study was 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 was to determine differences among age, sex, and BMI-matched people of South Asian and European Caucasians in:
Prospective cross-sectional case-control
2007 - 2008
Sonia Anand is a Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University; Associate Chair, Diversity and Equity in McMaster’s Department of Medicine; Director of McMaster’s Population Genomics Program; inaugural Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society; and Director, Chanchlani Research Centre for Global Health at McMaster, among other roles.
Her present research focuses upon the environmental and genetic determinants of vascular disease in populations of varying ancestral origin, women and cardiovascular disease. Sonia has published more than 200 articles in peer review journals. Shas been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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