Parent-and-child teams are being sought for participation in the Pacific Islands Cohort on Cardiometabolic Health program, a study on the potential risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

“Right now, we have a limited amount of long-term surveillance data (for) populations like ours,” said Remedios Perez, a research assistant with PICCAH.

The study is being done by the University of Guam School of Health, and it is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Eligible participants are parents between ages 18 and 50 with children born between 2010 and 2014. Participants must have lived on Guam for at least one year. The study aims to collect data from 500 parent-child pairs. 

Participants will complete a series of three visits. The first visit entails a health screening and surveys. Lab work is done on the second visit, and the third visit includes a follow-up, receipt of lab and health screening results.

Maria Snively, an extension associate, said the data will be analyzed to determine where cardiometabolic risks are coming from.

“Is it generational? Is it from the food? Is it is lifestyle? That is what our research data is attempting to find out,” Snively said.

Snively said the researchers plan to publish the results of the study and disseminate the information to local physicians.

Participants will receive a health status update and will be compensated for their time. 

To learn more about the study and how to volunteer, visit www.uog.edu/piccah.

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