Longitudinal study of body mass index in Asian men who immigrate to the US.

@article{Oakkar2015LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal study of body mass index in Asian men who immigrate to the US.},
  author={Eva Erber Oakkar and Jeanette Stevens and Patrick T Bradshaw and Jianwen Cai and Krista M. Perreira and Barry M Popkin and Penny Gordon-Larsen and Deborah Rohm Young and Nirupa Rajendra Ghai and Bette Jane Caan and Virginia P. Quinn},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          701-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cross-sectional studies indicate that adaptation to Western norms, especially at a younger age, might explain the higher average body mass index (BMI) among Asians living in the United States (US) compared to Asians living in Asia. However, migrants differ from non-migrants in sociocultural factors that are difficult to measure and, thus, longitudinal studies on the same individuals prior to and after immigration are needed. The objective of this study was to determine… CONTINUE READING

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