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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4094876, 9 pages
Research Article

Metabolic Health Has Greater Impact on Diabetes than Simple Overweight/Obesity in Mexican Americans

1Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Laredo Campus, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
2Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Brownsville Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA

Received 12 August 2015; Revised 13 October 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Ed Randell

Copyright © 2016 Shenghui Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Similar patterns as in Table 1 showed that metabolically unhealthy phenotypes had significantly elevated mean values of total cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipid cholesterol (HDLC), fasting glucose and insulin, HOMA IR, HbA1c, CRP, and blood pressure compared with metabolically healthy phenotypes. They were more likely to be older, cigarette smokers and unemployed, less well educated, and less likely to meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity of more than 600 MET-minutes/week. They had lower household income but more frequent family history of diabetes (all Ps < 0.05).

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