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Ethnicity appears to impact predisposition to components of metabolic syndrome

Key clinical point: Hispanics had a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes compared with non-Hispanics, regardless of body mass index.

Major finding: Asians had a higher prevalence of hyperlipidemia (28.4%) compared with whites (25.6%; P = .004); both groups had a higher prevalence compared with African Americans (21.9%, P less than .001).

Study details: An analysis of 69,949 patients from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2011 to 2015.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no financial disclosures.


Chen P et al. DDW 2019, Abstract 447.