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Member Research & Reports

Member Research & Reports

UAB Examines Link between Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk in Guatemalan Children

Guatemala is experiencing a nutritional and lifestyle transition. While chronic malnutrition is prevalent, overweight, obesity, and chronic diseases have increased substantially in the country. Dr. Pauline E. Jolly, professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), recently investigated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the associated cardiovascular risk factors in the pre-adolescent Guatemalan population. Recent UAB School of Public Health, department of biostatistics doctoral graduate, Dr. Omar Mbowe, conducted the statistical analysis for this research.