Monday, 1 February 2016

Modern Lifestyle of North American and Antillean Students - Avalon University

Avalon University School of Medicine is located on the beautiful island of Curacao.
Avalon University School of Medicine

We are very pleased to let you know that Avalon Universityschool of Medicine, Curacao is conducting a research project in collaboration with one of the professors from Psychology department of Universityof Alberta, Canada. It is about Modern life style of North American and Antillean students. It is very important to study the rate of obesity among populations because of the various effects obesity has on health. There are many diseases associated with obesity such as cardiovascular diseases, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleeping problems (e.g. sleep apnea), etc. It is imperative to observe the student population in terms of obesity in order to provide adequate preventative measures for the diseases mentioned above. The knowledge of population differences in dietary lifestyles in relation to obesity would greatly contribute to current public health improvement initiatives as well as for future studies. The two major measures of obesity are body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) and these factors will serve as the two predictor variables that will be recorded in this observational study.