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:
(Date:7/28/2015)... , ... July 28, 2015 , ... A skin cancer ... a national 2015 Power of A award for “helping to make the world a ... A Gold Award winner by the American Society of Association Executives. Power of A ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Mindful Her, a unique women’s ... take their healthy and mindful living practices to the next level, announced today an ... Living with Intent as keynote. Global Girls, an Orange County based non-profit that ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Darryl ... as volunteers celebrate the 14th year of raising money for the Darryl Worley ... Savannah for this year’s main concert Saturday, Oct. 3. , This year’s concert ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Dr. Edward Buckingham and Buckingham Center ... in July 2016. Coming to Austin from Philadelphia, Dr. Roy will be completing ... long training is facilitated annually by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) , ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... released the results from a recent survey (1) examining consumers’ perspectives on ... during June 17-24, 2015, covered topics such as innovations in digital health, level of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ASDS Skin Cancer Program Honored 2Health News:ASDS Skin Cancer Program Honored 3Health News:Women’s Healthy Living Event Mindful Her Set for October 24, 2015 in Orange County 2Health News:Women’s Healthy Living Event Mindful Her Set for October 24, 2015 in Orange County 3Health News:Worley’s 14th Tennessee River Run Will Host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Others 2Health News:Worley’s 14th Tennessee River Run Will Host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Others 3Health News:Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Welcomes Fellow 2Health News:Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Welcomes Fellow 3Health News:Consumers Concerned About Privacy of Personal Health Data on Wearables and Mobile Apps, According to New Healthline Survey 2Health News:Consumers Concerned About Privacy of Personal Health Data on Wearables and Mobile Apps, According to New Healthline Survey 3Health News:Consumers Concerned About Privacy of Personal Health Data on Wearables and Mobile Apps, According to New Healthline Survey 4Health News:Consumers Concerned About Privacy of Personal Health Data on Wearables and Mobile Apps, According to New Healthline Survey 5
(Date:7/28/2015)... Calif. , July 28, 2015  Leaf ... burden that pressure ulcers place on the healthcare ... a leading threat to modern quality healthcare. Research ... Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows ... more than $11 billion a year. The condition ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... , July 28, 2015   CSL Behring ... review a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for the ... factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP) for the ... with Hemophilia B. Upon Swissmedic approval, rIX-FP will ... option with dosing intervals up to 14 days. ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... WESTFORD, Mass., July 28, 2015   Cynosure, ... manufactures and markets medical devices for aesthetic procedures ... results for the three months ended June 30, ... another quarter of double-digit growth, as revenues increased ... said Cynosure Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin. "While ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Impact of Pressure Ulcers on Patient Care: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on the Healthcare Burden of Pressure Ulcers 2Impact of Pressure Ulcers on Patient Care: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on the Healthcare Burden of Pressure Ulcers 3Swissmedic Accepts for Review CSL Behring's MAA for rIX-FP for Patients with Hemophilia B 2Swissmedic Accepts for Review CSL Behring's MAA for rIX-FP for Patients with Hemophilia B 3Swissmedic Accepts for Review CSL Behring's MAA for rIX-FP for Patients with Hemophilia B 4Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 2Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 3Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 4Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 5Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 6Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 7Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 8Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 9Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 10Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 11Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 12Cynosure Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Record Revenue of $83.7 Million, Up 15 Percent from Prior Year 13
Cached News: