Pima Indian males have lower beta-adrenergic sensitivity than Caucasian males.

@article{Tataranni1998PimaIM,
  title={Pima Indian males have lower beta-adrenergic sensitivity than Caucasian males.},
  author={Pietro Antonio Tataranni and L Christin and Soren Snitker and Guiseppe Paolisso and Eric Ravussin},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={1260-3}
}
The sympathetic nervous system controls cardiovascular homeostasis and regulates energy metabolism. Pima Indians, a population with a low prevalence of hypertension and a high prevalence of obesity, have low sympathetic nervous activity, compared with Caucasians. Preliminary findings suggest that they may also have a low beta-adrenergic sensitivity. We studied beta-adrenergic sensitivity in 87 nondiabetic normotensive individuals [52 Pima Indians (35 males/17 females) and 35 Caucasians (24… CONTINUE READING