Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among the Inuit in Greenland. A comparison between two proposed definitions.

@article{Jrgensen2004PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among the Inuit in Greenland. A comparison between two proposed definitions.},
  author={Marit Eika J\orgensen and Peter Bjerregaard and Finn Gyntelberg and Knut Borch-Johnsen},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1237-42}
}
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among Greenland Inuit according to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition and the definition suggested by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). METHODS From 1999 to 2001, 917 adult Inuit participated in a health survey in Greenland. The examination included a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure were measured. Plasma glucose… CONTINUE READING