Marie-Claude Désilets

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OBJECTIVES To identify dietary transition stages based on dietary patterns of adult Haitians having lived in Montreal for various lengths of time, and to assess associated dietary quality. SUBJECTS One hundred and eighty-one Haitians aged 25-60 years were recruited by the modified random digit dialling method. DESIGN Socio-economic, diet and lifestyle(More)
OBJECTIVES People of African descent may be at greater risk of metabolic syndrome (MS) compared with whites. We examined the associations among MS markers, body composition, and resting metabolic rate (RMR) in black Haitians and in white subjects living in Quebec, Canada. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Forty randomly selected Haitians were matched with(More)
According to two current definitions, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) among black Haitians of Montreal was <20%, 30%-36% in Algonquin Indians of Quebec, and >45% in Mexicans of Oaxaca (all aged 35-60 y). Although phenotypes were different, high triglycerides and fasting dysglycemia were good predictors of MetS in all three groups using both(More)
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