HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Overweight Hispanic youth face increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Chevy Chase, MD, January 12, 2004 New research shows that large numbers of overweight Hispanic youth already have complications of obesity, including impaired glucose tolerance, which can lead to diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The findings, which are published in the January issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), indicate that Hispanic youth may have underlying risk factors that make them more susceptible to diabetes, cardiovascular risks and the metabolic syndrome.

Recent studies have shown that the metabolic syndrome--a collection of health risks such as obesity, dyslipidemia (characterized by high blood triglycerides and low HDL-cholesterol) and high blood pressure, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes--affects more than 20 percent of adults in the United States. Hispanics experience the highest rates of metabolic syndrome, with rates near 32 percent. During the past 10 years, the rate of obesity, which increases a person's risk of developing metabolic syndrome, has doubled among Hispanic youth. At the same time, the rates of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance have also increased in this same group.

Dr. Michael Goran and researchers at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, conducted two separate analysis on data collected in overweight Hispanic children to determine some of the risk factors that make these groups vulnerable to diabetes and associated conditions and diseases. In the first study, Dr. Goran and his colleagues studied the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its individual components in Hispanic youth. They sought to understand the role of insulin sensitivity on metabolic syndrome and explored the relationships between the individual components of metabolic syndrome and insulin sensitivity.

"Obesity and the complications that are associated with this problem is a growing problem among minority children in the United States," e
'"/>

Contact: Marisa Lavine
mlavine@endo-society.org
301-941-0255
The Endocrine Society & The Hormone Foundation
12-Jan-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Overweight, boozy and depressed: Why we need healthy new years resolutions
2. Overweight men spend more on prescription drugs than normal-weight men
3. Overweight and obesity thresholds may be misleading for Asian populations
4. Overweight boys outweigh girls in stress response, study finds
5. Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
6. Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods one-day symposium, March 15
7. eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members
8. English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
9. New study of African-American and Hispanic colorectal cancer patients
10. Black and Hispanic patients wait longer for heart attack treatment
11. Mexican Americans at greater risk for stroke than non-Hispanic whites

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar ... official journal of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in which he ... designed to correct drooping, retracted lower eyelids, which usually result from genetics, injury, ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... San Francisco dentist, Dr. ... latest in 3-D scanning device which is capable of taking digital impressions of teeth ... dentistry, such as CAD CAM restorations , in terms of speed, efficiency and ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... ... In this role, Courtney will be responsible for developing new business initiatives ... mark. This certification program was created by ASL and the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy ... for the 60+ million people living in the U.S. with asthma and allergies. Courtney ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... , ... January 15, 2017 , ... ... Albertsons Companies has achieved accreditation for its specialty care services. Albertsons Companies ... own in-house specialty care service for pharmacy patients. , Accreditation by ACHC reflects ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... January 14, 2017 , ... ... a Lobster Gram Dinner delivered straight to your door for a romantic, lobster feast ... dinners, just in time for Valentine's Day. The dinners will be featured until ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... Wichita Laser Clinic at Healthy ... Wichita, Kansas featuring the Astanza ... skin rejuvenation, getting rid of unwanted tattoos, killing toenail ... "Since being in the aesthetics industry, I ... for laser tattoo removal and other popular ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... 2017 On Thursday, January 12, ... and the S&P 500 edged lower at the closing ... session in bearish territories. Taking into consideration yesterday,s market ... morning: Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ), ... Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR ), and La ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... 2017  Secretary of Health Karen Murphy ... members at Misericordia University and discussed the Wolf Administration,s ... Pennsylvania . "The opioid epidemic is ... in my professional career," Secretary Murphy said. "This area ... hard by heroin and prescription opioid overdoses. Across the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: