The relationship of internalized racism to body fat distribution and insulin resistance among African adolescent youth.

@article{Chambers2004TheRO,
  title={The relationship of internalized racism to body fat distribution and insulin resistance among African adolescent youth.},
  author={Earle C. Chambers and EugeneS. Tull and Henry Stuart Fraser and Nyasha R Mutunhu and Natasha P Sobers and Elisa Niles},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={
          1594-8
        }
}
This study examined the relationship of internalized racism (INR) and hostility to body fat distribution and insulin resistance in black adolescent children age 14-16 years on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Questionnaire data on psychosocial variables and anthropometric measurements, together with a fasting blood sample, were obtained from 53 low-birthweight and 119 normal-birthweight adolescents. Insulin resistance was calculated using the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA). Spearman… CONTINUE READING

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