Cardiorenal metabolic syndrome in the African diaspora: rationale for including chronic kidney disease in the metabolic syndrome definition.

@article{Lea2009CardiorenalMS,
  title={Cardiorenal metabolic syndrome in the African diaspora: rationale for including chronic kidney disease in the metabolic syndrome definition.},
  author={Janice P. Lea and Eddie L. Greene and Susanne B. Nicholas and Lawrence Agodoa and Keith C. Norris},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2 Suppl 2},
  pages={S2-11-14}
}
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans while the reasons for this are unclear. The metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for the development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and has been recently linked to incident CKD. Historically, fewer African Americans meet criteria for the definition of metabolic syndrome, despite having higher rates of cardiovascular mortality than Caucasians. The presence of microalbuminuria… CONTINUE READING