Obesity is a major public health problem in North America, particularly in Aboriginal people.
The objective of the SHARE-AP ACTION study was to determine if a household-based lifestyle intervention is effective at reducing energy intake and increasing physical activity among Aboriginal families.
Aboriginal health counselors made regular home visits to assist families in setting dietary and physical activity goals.
Additional interventions included provision of filtered water, a physical activity program for children, and educational events about healthy lifestyles.
Randomized, open trial
2004 - 2005
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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