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Developing a culturally-sensitive nutrigenetic intervention to reduce liver cancer risk in Mexican-origin adults

This research will establish prevalence data of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the frequency of a specific indicator of genetic risk, the PNPLA3 allele, in Tucson, AZ. This project will accomplish this by assessing relationships between the PNPLA3 genotype, liver fat, and dietary behaviors in Mexican-origin adults, and evaluating the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of NAFLD risk, including genetic risk, held by Mexican-origin men and women. This project is funded by the American Cancer Society through its Institutional Cancer Research Center Grant. 

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