Summary: COMPREHENSIVE SDSU-UCSD CANCER CENTER PARTNERSHIP
NCI Grants #U54 CA132384 and #U54 CA132379
Project Period: 9/1/2008 8/31/2013
Funded Projects 2010
EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF A COMMUNITY-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
INTERVENTION ON BODY COMPOSITION AND ADIPOSITY RELATED INFLAMMATION
Minority Institution Co-Leader Cancer Center Co-Leader
Elva Arredondo, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Public Health
Matthew Allison, M.D., M.P.H.
Dept. of Family & Preventative Medicine
Hispanic women, or Latinas, do not engage in much physical activity. This fact likely adds to the high
rates of chronic diseases in this community, including cancer. The goals of the study are to measure the
impact of a community-based physical activity program on body composition, as well the proteins
secreted by body fat, called adipokines. Data will be collected from a sample of Latinas living in San