Hypertriglyceridemic-waist phenotype and glucose intolerance among Canadian Inuit: the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey for Adults 2007-2008.

@article{Egeland2011HypertriglyceridemicwaistPA,
  title={Hypertriglyceridemic-waist phenotype and glucose intolerance among Canadian Inuit: the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey for Adults 2007-2008.},
  author={Grace M. Egeland and Zhirong R Cao and Terence K. Young},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 9},
  pages={E553-8}
}
BACKGROUND Inuit have not experienced an epidemic in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and it has been speculated that they may be protected from obesity's metabolic consequences. We conducted a population-based screening for diabetes among Inuit in the Canadian Arctic and evaluated the association of visceral adiposity with diabetes. METHODS A total of 36 communities participated in the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey. Of the 2796 Inuit households approached, 1901 (68%) participated… CONTINUE READING
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