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Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans.
Ethn Dis. 2009 Spring; 19(2):115-20.ED

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

We investigated metabolic syndrome and its association with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in Cuban Americans.

METHODS

The study included 161 nondiabetic Cuban Americans (55 men and 106 women) aged > or = 30 years living in South Florida. Metabolic syndrome was defined by using Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Elevated hs-CRP level was defined as > 3 mg/L.

RESULTS

Metabolic syndrome was present in 41% of participants, and no differences were seen by sex. The most common components of metabolic syndrome for women were abdominal obesity and elevated blood pressure, whereas for men they were elevated blood pressure and high triglyceride levels. A higher percentage of women had abdominal obesity and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, whereas a higher percentage of men had high triglyceride levels and abnormal glucose metabolism. The odds of having elevated hs-CRP levels were approximately 4 times higher in participants with metabolic syndrome than in those without it. Mean log hs-CRP increased as number of components of metabolic syndrome increased. Of the components of metabolic syndrome, only abdominal obesity was significantly associated with elevated hs-CRP.

CONCLUSIONS

Metabolic syndrome was highly prevalent in our population of Cuban Americans. Cuban Americans with metabolic syndrome had elevated hs-CRP levels that might be explained by their abdominal obesity, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, FL 33199, USA. huffmanf@fiu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19537220

Citation

Huffman, Fatma G., et al. "Metabolic Syndrome and High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein in Cubans." Ethnicity & Disease, vol. 19, no. 2, 2009, pp. 115-20.
Huffman FG, Gomez GP, Zarini GG. Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans. Ethn Dis. 2009;19(2):115-20.
Huffman, F. G., Gomez, G. P., & Zarini, G. G. (2009). Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(2), 115-20.
Huffman FG, Gomez GP, Zarini GG. Metabolic Syndrome and High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein in Cubans. Ethn Dis. 2009;19(2):115-20. PubMed PMID: 19537220.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans. AU - Huffman,Fatma G, AU - Gomez,Gianna Perez, AU - Zarini,Gustavo G, PY - 2009/6/20/entrez PY - 2009/6/20/pubmed PY - 2009/7/30/medline SP - 115 EP - 20 JF - Ethnicity & disease JO - Ethn Dis VL - 19 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: We investigated metabolic syndrome and its association with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in Cuban Americans. METHODS: The study included 161 nondiabetic Cuban Americans (55 men and 106 women) aged > or = 30 years living in South Florida. Metabolic syndrome was defined by using Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Elevated hs-CRP level was defined as > 3 mg/L. RESULTS: Metabolic syndrome was present in 41% of participants, and no differences were seen by sex. The most common components of metabolic syndrome for women were abdominal obesity and elevated blood pressure, whereas for men they were elevated blood pressure and high triglyceride levels. A higher percentage of women had abdominal obesity and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, whereas a higher percentage of men had high triglyceride levels and abnormal glucose metabolism. The odds of having elevated hs-CRP levels were approximately 4 times higher in participants with metabolic syndrome than in those without it. Mean log hs-CRP increased as number of components of metabolic syndrome increased. Of the components of metabolic syndrome, only abdominal obesity was significantly associated with elevated hs-CRP. CONCLUSIONS: Metabolic syndrome was highly prevalent in our population of Cuban Americans. Cuban Americans with metabolic syndrome had elevated hs-CRP levels that might be explained by their abdominal obesity, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. SN - 1049-510X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19537220/Metabolic_syndrome_and_high_sensitivity_C_reactive_protein_in_Cubans_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/1010 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -