1. Obesity epidemiology: causes of obesity and the associated health consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
2. Ethnicity and global health: differences in lifestyle diseases between populations
3. Greenland: epidemiological research related to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in Greenland
4. Register-based analyses: analyses linking clinical and epidemiological data with national registers
Obesity-associated risk of cardiometabolic disease: the influence of ethnicity
Aim: To investigate ethnic differences in obesity, including abdominal fat measured by ultrasound, and the associations with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The project combines data from large population-based studies conducted in Greenland, Canada, Kenya and Denmark.