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Appropriate Waist Circumference Cutoff Values for the Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome in Mexican American Adults
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently proposed new criteria for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, which requires the presence ...
IS THE CURRENT DEFINITION OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME A USEFUL TOOL FOR THE DETECTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN NON-HISPANIC BLACKS?
Blacks in the country suffer from higher prevalences of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease compared to whites. Paradoxically, they have the lowest prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome (MS) compared ...
Assessment of Metabolic Syndrome in a sample of Central and South Americans living in the Washington, D.C. area
The Central/South American population is growing rapidly in the U.S., but little is known about the health status. The purpose of this study was 1) to estimate the prevalence of MS and its individual components, 2) compare ...