Thame, Minerva M.; Trotman-Edwards, Helen L.; Fletcher, Horace M.; Antoine, Mathias
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Body Composition Between Pregnancies of Adolescent Girls and Mature Women and the Impact on Fetal Growth and Birthweight [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
54 Suppl. 2
Objective: Long-term dietary intake and physical activity influence risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here we report the first cross-sectional associations between nutrient intake and glucose intolerance in three populations of African origin in different locations. Design and Methods: Men and women ages 24-74 years from urban Cameroon (n = 1045), rural Cameroon (745), Jamaica (857) and African-Caribbeans from Manchester, UK (258) had anthropometric measurements and standard 75G glucose tolerance test (GTT). Habitual dietary intake was estimated with a quantitaive FFQ, developed specifically for each country....