Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Peruvian Andean hispanics: the PREVENCION study.

@article{MedinaLezama2007PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Peruvian Andean hispanics: the PREVENCION study.},
  author={Josefina Medina-Lezama and Humberto Zea-D{\'i}az and Oscar Leopoldo Morey-Vargas and Juan F Bola{\~n}os-Salazar and Edgar Mu{\~n}oz-Atahualpa and Mauricio Postigo-Macdowall and Fernando F. Corrales-Medina and Zoila Valdivia-Ascu{\~n}a and Carolina Cuba-Bustinza and Sheyla Paredes-D{\'i}az and Paola Villalobos-Tapia and Julio A. Chirinos-Pacheco and R. Goldberg and Julio A. Chirinos},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={270-81}
}
Data regarding the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MTS) in Andean populations are limited. We evaluated the prevalence of MTS according to American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute criteria among 1878 subjects in the PREVENCION study in Peru. In women, the most common component was low HDL cholesterol (60.9%) followed by abdominal obesity (36.9%). In men, the most common component was elevated triglycerides (52.0%) followed by low HDL cholesterol (32.5%), whereas the… CONTINUE READING