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The metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and risk of cognitive decline.
CONTEXT Several studies have reported an association between the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Despite an increasing awareness that cardiovascular risk factors increase risk ofExpand
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Food Insecurity is Associated with Diabetes Mellitus: Results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2002
BACKGROUNDFood insecurity refers to limited or uncertain access to food resulting from inadequate financial resources. There is a clear association between food insecurity and obesity among women,Expand
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Central obesity and survival in subjects with coronary artery disease: a systematic review of the literature and collaborative analysis with individual subject data.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the association of central (waist circumference [WC] and waist-hip ratio [WHR]) and total obesity (body mass index [BMI]) measures with mortality inExpand
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BMI Cut Points to Identify At-Risk Asian Americans for Type 2 Diabetes Screening
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an Asian is a person with origins from the Far East (China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia), Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippine Islands, Thailand,Expand
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Diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, and development of cognitive impairment in older women
Objective: To investigate the association between diabetes and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and cognition and risk of developing both dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older women.Expand
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Novel Loci for Adiponectin Levels and Their Influence on Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Traits: A Multi-Ethnic Meta-Analysis of 45,891 Individuals
Circulating levels of adiponectin, a hormone produced predominantly by adipocytes, are highly heritable and are inversely associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and other metabolic traits. WeExpand
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Elevated Rates of Diabetes in Pacific Islanders and Asian Subgroups
OBJECTIVE We estimated the prevalence and incidence of diabetes among specific subgroups of Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in a multiethnic U.S. population with uniform access to care. RESEARCHExpand
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Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans.
OBJECTIVE Asian Americans have low prevalence of overweight/obesity based on standard BMI cut points yet have higher rates of diabetes. We examined the prevalence of overweight/obesity, using lowerExpand
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Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Women: Findings From the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for stress and urge incontinence in a biracial sample of well-functioning older women. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis ofExpand
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Glycemic Effects of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy: The Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Context In observational studies, postmenopausal hormone therapy has been associated with lower fasting glucose levels. No prospective, controlled trial has evaluated the effect of postmenopausalExpand
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