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Discovering the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease: Minority Health Summit 2003: report of the Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypertension Writing Group.

By Sidney C Smith, Luther T Clark, Richard S Cooper, Stephen R Daniels, Shiriki K Kumanyika, Elizabeth Ofili, Miguel A Quinones, Eduardo J Sanchez, Elijah Saunders and Susan D Tiukinhoy

Abstract

This article provides an overview of our current understanding of the epidemiology of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and hypertension among racial/ethnic groups. Three presentations made at the conference by the present writing group are summarized and updated with other information on ethnic groups, and recommendations developed by the writing group for programs, public policy, and research are put forward

Topics: Policy, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Obesity
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:health-equity.pitt.edu:2891
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