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Am J Health Behav. 2014 May;38(3):370-8. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.3.6.

Study design of the Maycoba Project: obesity and diabetes in Mexican Pimas.

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1
Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México.
2
Departamento de Nutrición Pública y Salud. Coordinación de Nutrición. Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
3
College of Health and Human Services, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.
4
Department of Geography, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA.
5
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
6
Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
7
Departamento de Nutrición Pública y Salud. Coordinación de Nutrición. Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. Hermosillo, Sonora, México. mauro@ciad.mx.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To focus on the rationale and methods of the Maycoba Project.

METHODS:

Study population included Mexican Pima Indians (MPI) and Blancos aged ≥20-years, living in the village of Maycoba and surrounding area. Surveys in 1995 and 2010 included a medical history, biochemical and anthropomet- ric measurements. Additionally, socio- economic, physical activity, and dietary interviews were conducted. The 2010 study incorporated investigations on type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity-associated genetic alleles and human-envi- ronment changes.

RESULTS:

The study results are limited to demographic data and description of the eligible and ex- amined sample.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study may yield important information on T2D and obesity etiology in a traditional population exposed to environmental changes.

PMID:
24636033
PMCID:
PMC5125395
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.38.3.6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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