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2013-06-18 19:28:11

Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults-— especially African Americans-— at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. "We have found that the metabolic syndrome manifests differently between males and females and...

2012-06-25 21:18:24

Researchers have developed a new scoring system that may better identify adolescents with the metabolic syndrome, a group at increased risk of later developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The study, to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, describes what the authors call "the first racial/ethnic-specific and sex-specific scoring system for the metabolic syndrome." "Children with the metabolic syndrome have more than 11 times the odds of...