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 Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, McMaster University, Director of the university’s Population Genomics Program, and Associate Chair, Diversity and Equity, Department of Medicine.
Her present research focuses upon the environmental and genetic determinants of vascular disease in populations of varying ancestral origin, women and cardiovascular disease. She has published more than 200 articles in peer review journals, has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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