High prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in urban Latin America: the CARMELA Study.

@article{Escobedo2009HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in urban Latin America: the CARMELA Study.},
  author={Jorge Escobedo and L. Virginia Buitr{\'o}n and Marya F. Velasco and Jesus Cenobio Ram{\'i}rez and Rubi Garcia Hernandez and Alejandro Macchia and Fabio Pellegrini and Herman Schargrodsky and Carlos Pablo Boissonnet and Beatriz Marcet Champagne},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={864-71}
}
AIMS Cardiovascular risk is increased with glucose metabolism abnormalities. Prevalence data can support public health initiatives required to address this risk. The Cardiovascular Risk Factor Multiple Evaluation in Latin America (CARMELA) study was designed to estimate the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, impaired fasting glucose and related risk factors in seven urban Latin American populations. METHODS CARMELA was a cross-sectional, population-based study of 11 550 adults 25-64 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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