MRC Epidemiology Unit
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The Integrated Project InterAct is an EU funded large scale collaboration between nine European Countries and India, designed to:
- discover how genetic and lifestyle behavioral factors, particularly diet and physical activity, interact in their influence on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- investigate how these discoveries may help to prevent the development of diabetes.
The name DiOGenes is the acronym and stands for "Diet, Obesity and Genes". This project
addresses the influence of gene-nutrient interaction on the development of obesity.
The project will provide the scientific basis for achieving a better understanding
of the interaction between genetic background and measured phenotypic traits,
in particular dietary factors leading to weight gain or regain and their
consequences for the development of obesity and co-morbidities.
Information about type 2 diabetes
American Diabetes Association
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF OBESITY
- UKPDS Risk Engine - this is a type 2 diabetes specific risk calculator based on 53,000 patients years of data from the UK Prospective Diabetes Study
- Epi Info™
"With Epi Info™ and a personal computer, epidemiologists and other public
health and medical professionals can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form,
customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. Epidemiologic
statistics, tables, graphs, and maps are produced with simple commands such as
READ, FREQ, LIST, TABLES, GRAPH, and MAP. Epi Map displays geographic maps with data
from Epi Info™."