Presenter Information

Nick White, University of Wyoming

Department

Department of Physiology

First Advisor

Dr. Mary Katherine Scott

Description

In this research paper I analyze and compare the diet of the inhabitants of a rural village in Yucatan, Mexico with the diet of Mexican-Americans living in Laramie, WY in order to discern the reasons behind the increasing trends in obesity among these particular populations. This project is based on data collected through interviews with volunteer participants from among the target audiences. Data on nutrition and obesity among Yucatecan populations was previously collected during the summer study abroad course, “Maya Art & Culture”, taught by Dr. Mary Katherine Scott (2014). This data is compared with new data collected in Laramie, WY in the spring of 2016.

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Honors Program, Oral Presentation

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A comparative analysis of the Mexican vs. Mexican-American diet and rates of obesity through two case studies

In this research paper I analyze and compare the diet of the inhabitants of a rural village in Yucatan, Mexico with the diet of Mexican-Americans living in Laramie, WY in order to discern the reasons behind the increasing trends in obesity among these particular populations. This project is based on data collected through interviews with volunteer participants from among the target audiences. Data on nutrition and obesity among Yucatecan populations was previously collected during the summer study abroad course, “Maya Art & Culture”, taught by Dr. Mary Katherine Scott (2014). This data is compared with new data collected in Laramie, WY in the spring of 2016.