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

xplained Dr. Martha Cruz, the primary author on the study and an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. "We hope that our research will help the medical community better understand how to determine which children are at risk for developing diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease."

The researchers studied 126 overweight Hispanic children between the ages of eight and 13 with a family history of type 2 diabetes. The metabolic syndrome was defined as having at least three of the following--abdominal obesity, low HDL-cholesterol, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). They discovered that 90 percent of the subjects had at least one feature of the metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, 30 percent had three or more risk factors and had the metabolic syndrome. These findings show that overweight Hispanic youth are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the data suggested that greater levels of insulin resistance were associated with higher risk.

"Along with the high rates of the metabolic syndrome and the conditions associated with this disease, we found a direct association between insulin resistance, which is linked to diabetes, and HDL or "good" cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, independent of body fat," explained Dr. Cruz. "These results suggest that in Hispanic youth with a family history of diabetes, insulin resistance directly contributes to the development of metabolic syndrome and is associated with an adverse metabolic profile."

The researchers noted that work should be done to improve insulin resistance in Hispanic youth in order to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease. They suggested that future research efforts focus on improving insulin through exercise, diet and, especially in those at greatest risk with the use of pharmacological agents.

In a second analy
'"/>

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:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las ... headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important reminder to employers to prevent ... Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful split screen ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the split screens ... reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ProSlice Color ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This ... the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing ... companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of ... of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... One of Australia,s successful biotechnology scientists, Dr ... biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 123] ("Noxopharm"). Noxopharm ... on the ASX. Noxopharm is a clinic-ready company with ... 1 clinical study later this year. ... problems facing cancer patients - the ability of cancers to become ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... DUBLIN , June 27, 2016 Jazz ... the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... proposed acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously ... entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: