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Best anthropometric discriminators of incident type 2 diabetes among white and black adults: A longitudinal ARIC study

2 Susan B. Racette 2 0 School of Nursing, Saint Louis University , St. Louis , Missouri, United States of America, 3 College of Nursing, Augusta University , Augusta , Georgia , United States of

Plasma Biomarker of Dietary Phytosterol Intake

Background Dietary phytosterols, plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol, reduce intestinal cholesterol absorption and have many other potentially beneficial biological effects in humans. Due to limited information on phytosterol levels in foods, however, it is difficult to quantify habitual dietary phytosterol intake (DPI). Therefore, we sought to identify a plasma...

Obesity and Aerobic Fitness among Urban Public School Students in Elementary, Middle, and High School

Aims and Objectives To assess the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk among urban public school students through a collaborative school district and university partnership. Methods Children and adolescents in grades K-12 from 24 urban public schools participated in measurements of height, weight, and other health metrics during the 2009–2010 school year. Body mass index...

Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

Susan B. Racette 0 Frank W. Marlowe 0 Farid F. Chehab, University of California, San Francisco, United States of America 0 1 Department of Anthropology, Hunter College , New York , New York, United States

Abdominal Adiposity Is a Stronger Predictor of Insulin Resistance Than Fitness Among 50–95 Year Olds

OBJECTIVE—Physical inactivity and increased adiposity contribute to insulin resistance; less is known, however, about the relative contributions of these factors in older adults. The aim of this study was to determine whether cardiovascular fitness, whole-body adiposity, or abdominal adiposity is the strongest predictor of insulin resistance into old age. RESEARCH DESIGN AND...