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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians according to specific definitions for ethnicity.
Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010 Apr; 8(2):143-8.MS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI), revising the National Cholesterol Evaluation Program for Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III), and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) have proposed definitions of metabolic syndrome that take into account waist circumference thresholds according to ethnicity. In this study we estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a Japanese-Brazilian population using NCEP definitions for Westerners (NCEPwe) and Asians (NCEPas), and IDF for Japanese (IDF).

METHODS

A total of 650 Japanese-Brazilians living in a developed Brazilian city and aged 30-88 years were included.

RESULTS

Metabolic syndrome prevalence according to NCEPwe, NCEPas, and IDF was, respectively, 46.5%, 56.5%, and 48.3%. Only 43.5% of subjects did not have metabolic syndrome by any of the 3 definitions, and 38.3% fulfilled metabolic syndrome criteria for all 3 definitions. Ten percent of subjects were positive for metabolic syndrome based on NCEPas and IDF, but not for NCEPwe. Because IDF requires abdominal obesity as a criterion, the frequency of subjects without metabolic syndrome according to IDF, but with metabolic syndrome by NCEPwe and NCEPas was 8.2%.

CONCLUSIONS

Independent of the metabolic syndrome definition, Japanese-Brazilians present an elevated metabolic syndrome prevalence, which was higher when using NCEP criteria for Asians, followed by the IDF definition for Japanese.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19900161

Citation

Xavier, Natasha P., et al. "Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians According to Specific Definitions for Ethnicity." Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, vol. 8, no. 2, 2010, pp. 143-8.
Xavier NP, Chaim RC, Gimeno SG, et al. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians according to specific definitions for ethnicity. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010;8(2):143-8.
Xavier, N. P., Chaim, R. C., Gimeno, S. G., Ferreira, S. R., Hirai, A. T., Padovani, C. R., Okoshi, M. P., & Okoshi, K. (2010). Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians according to specific definitions for ethnicity. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 8(2), 143-8. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2009.0028
Xavier NP, et al. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians According to Specific Definitions for Ethnicity. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010;8(2):143-8. PubMed PMID: 19900161.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Japanese-Brazilians according to specific definitions for ethnicity. AU - Xavier,Natasha P, AU - Chaim,Rita C, AU - Gimeno,Suely G A, AU - Ferreira,Sandra R G, AU - Hirai,Amelia T, AU - Padovani,Carlos R, AU - Okoshi,Marina P, AU - Okoshi,Katashi, PY - 2009/11/11/entrez PY - 2009/11/11/pubmed PY - 2010/8/7/medline SP - 143 EP - 8 JF - Metabolic syndrome and related disorders JO - Metab Syndr Relat Disord VL - 8 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: The American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (AHA/NHLBI), revising the National Cholesterol Evaluation Program for Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III), and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) have proposed definitions of metabolic syndrome that take into account waist circumference thresholds according to ethnicity. In this study we estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a Japanese-Brazilian population using NCEP definitions for Westerners (NCEPwe) and Asians (NCEPas), and IDF for Japanese (IDF). METHODS: A total of 650 Japanese-Brazilians living in a developed Brazilian city and aged 30-88 years were included. RESULTS: Metabolic syndrome prevalence according to NCEPwe, NCEPas, and IDF was, respectively, 46.5%, 56.5%, and 48.3%. Only 43.5% of subjects did not have metabolic syndrome by any of the 3 definitions, and 38.3% fulfilled metabolic syndrome criteria for all 3 definitions. Ten percent of subjects were positive for metabolic syndrome based on NCEPas and IDF, but not for NCEPwe. Because IDF requires abdominal obesity as a criterion, the frequency of subjects without metabolic syndrome according to IDF, but with metabolic syndrome by NCEPwe and NCEPas was 8.2%. CONCLUSIONS: Independent of the metabolic syndrome definition, Japanese-Brazilians present an elevated metabolic syndrome prevalence, which was higher when using NCEP criteria for Asians, followed by the IDF definition for Japanese. SN - 1557-8518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19900161/Prevalence_of_metabolic_syndrome_in_Japanese_Brazilians_according_to_specific_definitions_for_ethnicity_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -