Metabolic syndrome in andean populations

Diana A. Chirinos, Oscar L. Morey-Vargas, Ronald B Goldberg, Julio A. Chirinos, Josefina Medina-Lezama

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Abstract

The metabolic syndrome, a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, has been linked to both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk. Several studies have shown that ethnicity is an important determinant for risk of developing the metabolic syndrome; therefore, further understanding of the prevalence and presentation of the metabolic syndrome in various ethnic groups is needed. Latin American communities, and particularly Andean countries, are largely understudied in relation to the metabolic syndrome and until recently, the prevalence of this metabolic disturbance in Andean Hispanics was unknown. Nonetheless, recent (and ongoing) population studies are providing important data regarding the prevalence and patterns of the metabolic syndrome in various Andean countries. This review aims to summarize and interpret the information provided by these studies in an effort to better characterize the metabolic syndrome in Andean Hispanics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Heart
Volume8
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Hispanic Americans
Ethnic Groups
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Community and Home Care

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Chirinos, D. A., Morey-Vargas, O. L., Goldberg, R. B., Chirinos, J. A., & Medina-Lezama, J. (2013). Metabolic syndrome in andean populations. Global Heart, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2013.10.001

Metabolic syndrome in andean populations. / Chirinos, Diana A.; Morey-Vargas, Oscar L.; Goldberg, Ronald B; Chirinos, Julio A.; Medina-Lezama, Josefina.

In: Global Heart, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.01.2013.

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Chirinos, DA, Morey-Vargas, OL, Goldberg, RB, Chirinos, JA & Medina-Lezama, J 2013, 'Metabolic syndrome in andean populations', Global Heart, vol. 8, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2013.10.001
Chirinos DA, Morey-Vargas OL, Goldberg RB, Chirinos JA, Medina-Lezama J. Metabolic syndrome in andean populations. Global Heart. 2013 Jan 1;8(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2013.10.001
Chirinos, Diana A. ; Morey-Vargas, Oscar L. ; Goldberg, Ronald B ; Chirinos, Julio A. ; Medina-Lezama, Josefina. / Metabolic syndrome in andean populations. In: Global Heart. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 4.
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