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dc.creatorBautista Lorenzo, Leonelo Enrique
dc.creatorCasas, Juan P.
dc.creatorHerrera Galindo, Víctor Mauricio
dc.creatorMiranda Montero, Jaime J.
dc.creatorPerel, Pablo
dc.creatorPichardo Estevez, Rafael
dc.creatorGonzález, Angel
dc.creatorSánchez, José R.
dc.creatorFerreccio, Catterina
dc.creatorAguilera Sanhueza, Ximena
dc.creatorSilva, Eglé
dc.creatorOróstegui, Myriam
dc.creatorGómez Gutiérrez, Luis Fernando
dc.creatorChirinos Medina, Julio A.
dc.creatorMedina Lezama, Josefina
dc.creatorPérez, Cynthia M.
dc.creatorSuárez, Erick
dc.creatorOrtiz Martínez, Ana Patricia
dc.creatorRosero Bixby, Luis
dc.creatorSchapochnik, Noberto
dc.creatorOrtiz, Zulma
dc.creatorFerrante, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T21:06:33Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T21:06:33Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00591.xes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/81169
dc.description.abstractCurrent, high-quality data are needed to evaluate the health impact of the epidemic of obesity in Latin America. The Latin American Consortium of Studies of Obesity (LASO) has been established, with the objectives of (i) Accurately estimating the prevalence of obesity and its distribution by sociodemographic characteristics; (ii) Identifying ethnic, socioeconomic and behavioural determinants of obesity; (iii) Estimating the association between various anthropometric indicators or obesity and major cardiovascular risk factors and (iv) Quantifying the validity of standard definitions of the various indexes of obesity in Latin American population. To achieve these objectives, LASO makes use of individual data from existing studies. To date, the LASO consortium includes data from 11 studies from eight countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela), including a total of 32 462 subjects. This article describes the overall organization of LASO, the individual studies involved and the overall strategy for data analysis. LASO will foster the development of collaborative obesity research among Latin American investigators. More important, results from LASO will be instrumental to inform health policies aiming to curtail the epidemic of obesity in the region.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipWellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship/[GR074833MA]//Perúes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Center for Research Resources/[G12RR03051]/NCRR/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health/[G12RR03051]/NIH/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Center for Research Resources/[P20RR011126]/NCRR/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health/[P20RR011126]/NIH/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceObesity Reviews, vol.10(3), pp.364-370es_ES
dc.subjectObesidades_ES
dc.subjectEnfermedadeses_ES
dc.subjectSaludes_ES
dc.subjectFactores de riesgoes_ES
dc.titleThe Latin American Consortium of Studies in Obesity (LASO)es_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00591.x
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP)es_ES


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