Kennedy Krieger Institute announces the results of largest ever twin study of ASDs

November 13, 2015

"An individual's ethnic background may determine the amount of body fat and lean mass they have, and therefore may also be associated with diabetes risk," said Lear. "In populations at increased risk for diabetes, interventions that reduce fat mass and increase muscle mass, such as caloric restriction and regular exercise should be investigated."

Other researchers working on the study include Simi Kohli of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada; Gregory Bondy of the University of British Columbia in Canada; Andre Tchernof of Laval University Medical Research Centre in Laval, Canada; and Allan Sniderman of McGill Health Science Centre in Montreal, Canada.The article, "Ethnic variation in fat and lean body mass and the association with insulin resistance," will appear in the December 2009 issue of JCEM.