Obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other cardiovascular risk factors are highly prevalent among African migrants compared with European descent populations. The underlying reasons still remain a puzzle.
The overall aim of the RODAM study is to understand the reasons for the high prevalence of obesity, T2D and other cardiovascular risk factors among sub-Saharan Africans in diaspora by (1) studying the complex interplay between environment (e.g., lifestyle), healthcare, biochemical and (epi)genetic factors, and their relative contributions to the high prevalence of obesity, T2D and other cardiovascular risk factors; (2) to identify specific risk factors within these broad categories to guide intervention programmes and (3) to provide a basic knowledge for improving diagnosis and treatment.
The RODAM study is a multi-country FP-7 project coordinated by the department of Public & Occupation, University of Amsterdam. The data collection was completed in 2015 and several researchers are working on the database.
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