Project Maycoba

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Home garden.

The overall objective of the study is to identify genetic and environmental factors and their interactions associated with the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this fifteen-year follow-up study researchers are measuring the prevalence of obesity and T2DM of Mexican Pima Indians and non-Pima Mexicans previously studied. This study also incorporates additional research areas to investigate lifestyle, ecological environment and community perspective changes that have taken place in the region including in the past fifteen years. The communities studied live in and around the town of Maycoba, nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Sonora, Mexico.

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