Young black women prone to gain more unhealthy abdominal fat than Hispanics, study shows

September 25, 2015

"Our data may help to further identify unique populations at risk for type 2 diabetes and those for whom behavioral intervention might be most effective," said Hairston, assistant professor of endocrinology and metabolism.

Grants from the National Institutes of Health funded the research. The article, titled "Five-year change in visceral adipose tissue quantity in a minority cohort: The IRAS Family Study," appears online. It will be published in the August issue of Diabetes Care, a publication of the American Diabetes Association.

Co-authors include Capri Foy, Ph.D., Orita McCorkle, B.A., and Lynne Wagenknecht, DrPH, from Wake Forest Baptist; Ann Scherzinger, Ph.D., and Jill Norris, M.P.H., Ph.D., from University of Colorado-School of Health Sciences; Anthony Hanley, Ph.D., from University of Toronto, Nutrition Sciences; Steven Haffner, M.D., M.P.H., University of Texas-Health Science Center at San Antonio; and Michael Bryer-Ash from University of Oklahoma School of Health Sciences.