Prevalence of overweight and central adiposity is associated with percentage of indigenous ancestry among native Hawaiians

@article{Grandinetti1999PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and central adiposity is associated with percentage of indigenous ancestry among native Hawaiians},
  author={Andrew Grandinetti and HK Chang and Randi Chen and W Fujimoto and B D Rodr{\'i}guez and J David Curb},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={733-737}
}
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of percentage of indigenous ancestry with body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio (WHR) among Native Hawaiians.DESIGN: A cross-sectional, observational study among 567 rural native Hawaiian men and women, aged 30 or older, enrolled between 1993–96.MEASUREMENTS: Ancestry was assessed by self-report, and was verified with a brief genealogical interview. Anthropometric measurements, as well as dietary and physical activity histories were also obtained… CONTINUE READING

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