The epidemic of obesity in American Indian communities and the need for childhood obesity-prevention programs.

@article{Story1999TheEO,
  title={The epidemic of obesity in American Indian communities and the need for childhood obesity-prevention programs.},
  author={Mary T Story and Marguerite Evans and Richard R. Fabsitz and Theresa E Clay and Bonnie Holy Rock and Brenda A. Broussard},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={69 4 Suppl},
  pages={747S-754S}
}
American Indians of all ages and both sexes have a high prevalence of obesity. The high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in American Indians shows the adverse effects that obesity has in these communities. Obesity has become a major health problem in American Indians only in the past 1-2 generations and is believed to be associated with the relative abundance of high-fat foods and the rapid change from active to sedentary lifestyles. Intervention studies are urgently needed in American Indian… CONTINUE READING
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