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An investigation on the effects of changing diets on calcium intake and the risk of metabolic syndrome among Filipino immigrants in Auckland
Calcium, which we mostly get from milk, small fishes and green leafy vegetables, is an important nutrient for bone health. A new survey suggests that the Filipino diet lacks calcium. This situation may be worsened or improved once Filipinos migrate overseas. Lack of calcium in the diet is known to increase risk of osteoporosis and incidence of fractures as we age.
This study aims to find out the effect of these changes on the calcium intake of Filipino women living in Auckland and other factors affecting their bone health. We also aim to find out the risk of metabolic syndrome among recently-immigrated Filipino women living in Auckland.
- 20-45-year-old Filipino woman
- recently immigrated (within the last five years) to New Zealand
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Last updated on Tuesday 25 October 2016