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Assessing cardiovascular disease risk factors among overweight and obese Mexican-American adults

Abstract Mexican Americans have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). The association of hyperglycemia with traditional CVD risk factors in this population has been established, but there is limited data regarding other non-traditional CVD risk factors. Thus, this cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate CVD risk among Mexican Americans by measuring concentrations of lipids, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and cholesterol in low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions. Eighty overweight/obese Mexican-American adults participating in the Maricopa Insulin Resistance Initiative were randomly selected from each of the following four groups (n = 20 per group... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Neupane, Srijana (Author) / Vega-Lopez, Sonia (Advisor) / Shaibi, Gabriel Q (Committee member) / Johnston, Carol S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Biochemistry
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 163 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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